John 4:10 DBY

10 Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Study tools for John 4:10

  • a 4:6 - Another word is used for the 'well,' ver. 11, in which the spring was; and this word, translated 'fountain,' is used for what springs up as life in the renewed man.
  • b 4:6 - Lit. 'thus:' see 1Cor. 7.26, 'so as he is' and Note, 2Pet. 3.4.
  • c 4:14 - 'Never thirst for ever' is a little awkward, but 'never thirst' is too vague; it may be to our minds much as a present thing for this life. The expression is strong in negation, and expresses lasting for ever: see chs. 8.51,52; 10.28; 11.26; 13.8.
  • d 4:20 - Proskuneo, and so to ver. 24: see Matt 4.10.
  • e 4:23 - Or 'an hour,' as ch. 5.25,28, and see Note, 1John 2.18.
  • f 4:24 - Or 'God [is] spirit.'
  • g 4:39 - As ch. 2.11.
  • h 4:48 - A strengthened negative.
  • i 4:49 - The diminutive, but not in ver. 51.
  • j 4:51 - Or 'bondmen,' doulos.