John 4:13

13 Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again.

John 4:13 Meaning and Commentary

John 4:13

Jesus answered and said unto her
In a mild and gentle manner, patiently bearing all her scoffs and flouts, and continuing to instruct and inform her, concerning this living water, showing the preferableness of it to all others:

whosoever drinketh of this water;
meaning in that well called Jacob's well, or any other common water:

shall thirst again;
as this woman had often done, and would again, as she herself knew, ( John 4:15 ) , and as Jesus did, who very likely afterwards drank of it, ( John 19:28 ) . For though water allays heat, quenches thirst, and refreshes and revives the spirits for a while, yet in process of time, natural heat increases, and thirst returns, and there is a necessity of drinking water again.

John 4:13 In-Context

11 "Sir," said the woman, "You don't even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do you get this 'living water'?
12 You aren't greater than our father Jacob, are you? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock."
13 Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again.
14 But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again-ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life."
15 "Sir," the woman said to Him, "give me this water so I won't get thirsty and come here to draw water."