John 4:13

13 Jesus answered, "Those who drink 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," the woman said, "you don't have a bucket, and the well is deep. Where would you get that life-giving water?
12 It was our ancestor Jacob who gave us this well; he and his children and his flocks all drank from it. You don't claim to be greater than Jacob, do you?"
13 Jesus answered, "Those who drink this water will get thirsty again,
14 but those who drink the water that I will give them will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give them will become in them a spring which will provide them with life-giving water and give them eternal life."
15 "Sir," the woman said, "give me that water! Then I will never be thirsty again, nor will I have to come here to draw water."