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John 4:25

    John 4:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The woman said to him, I know that Messias comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The woman said to him, I am certain that the Messiah, who is named Christ, is coming; when he comes he will make all things clear to us.

    Webster's Revision

    The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.

    World English Bible

    The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah comes," (he who is called Christ). "When he has come, he will declare to us all things."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (which is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.

    Definitions for John 4:25

    Messias - Anointed One.
    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:25

    I know that Messias cometh - Instead of οιδα I know, several excellent MSS. and versions read, οιδαμεν, we know; as if she had said that all the Samaritans expected the advent of the Messiah. Though they did not receive the prophetic writings, yet the tradition of the advent of the Messiah, which was common among the Jews, and founded on promises contained even in the books of Moses, was generally received among the Samaritans also.

    Which is called Christ - This appears to be the evangelist's explanation of the Hebrew word, according to his custom; John 1:38, John 1:41, John 1:42; John 9:7, etc.; for we cannot suppose that the woman understood Greek, so as to translate the Hebrew word to our word; or that she should suppose that a person who was a Jew, John 4:9, and a prophet, John 4:19, could stand in need of this interpretation.

    He will tell us all things - Relative to the nature of God, the nature of his worship, and the proper place to adore him in. In a word, he will settle the great national question between Gerizim and Ebal; and we shall then know certainly where we ought to worship.

    Barnes' Notes on John 4:25

    I know that Messias cometh - As the Samaritans acknowledged the five books of Moses, so they expected, also, the coming of the Messiah.

    Which is called Christ - These are probably the words of the evangelist, as it is not likely that the woman would explain the name on such an occasion.

    Will tell us all things - Jesus had decided the question proposed to him John 4:20 in favor of the Jews. The woman does not seem to have been satisfied with this answer, and said that the Messiah would tell them all about this question. Probably she was expecting that he would soon appear.

    Wesley's Notes on John 4:25

    4:25 The woman saith - With joy for what she had already learned, and desire of fuller instruction.