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John 4:39

    John 4:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now a number of the people of that town had faith in him because of the woman's witness: He has been talking to me of everything I ever did.

    Webster's Revision

    And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

    World English Bible

    From that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me everything that I did."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:39

    Many of the Samaritans - believed on him for the saying of the woman - This woman was the first apostle of Christ in Samaria! She went and told her fellow citizens that the Messiah was come; and gave for proof, that he had told her the most secret things she had ever done: see on John 4:29 (note). This word, which is twice repeated, in John 4:29 and here, strongly intimates that a more particular conversation had taken place, between our Lord and the Samaritan woman, than what is here related.

    Barnes' Notes on John 4:39

    And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, ... - There is seldom an instance of so remarkable success as this. From a single conversation, in circumstances, in a place, and with an individual little likely to be attended with such results, many sinners were converted; many believed on the testimony of the woman; many more came to hear, and believed because they heard him themselves. We should never despair of doing good in the most unpromising circumstances, and we should seize upon every opportunity to converse with sinners on the great subject of their souls' salvation.