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John 4:40

    John 4:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So when the Samaritans were come to him, they sought him that he would tarry with them: and he stayed there two days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So when the people came to him they made request to him to be among them for a time, and he was there two days.

    Webster's Revision

    So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.

    World English Bible

    So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.

    Definitions for John 4:40

    Besought - Entreated; asked; called.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:40

    He abode there two days - We are not told that he wrought any miracles among them; this does not appear to have been necessary: they were a simple-hearted, teachable people, and they credited him on the evidence of his own eternal truth. Why are not miracles wrought now? Miracles were only for the establishment of the doctrines of Christianity, where they were first preached; we profess to believe these doctrines; therefore, to us, miracles would be useless. Where the doctrine is credited, no miracle is necessary: the Samaritans believed, and no miracle was wrought among them; for the simple reason, it was not necessary.