John 4:13

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,

John 4:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Jesus answered and said unto her,Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
ESV
13 Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
NLT
13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.
MSG
13 Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again.
CSB
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,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”