John 4:26

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

John 4:26 in Other Translations

26 Jesus saith unto her,I that speak unto thee am he.
26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he."
26 Then Jesus told her, “I AM the Messiah!”
26 "I am he," said Jesus. "You don't have to wait any longer or look any further."
26 "I am [He]," Jesus told her, "the One speaking to you."

John 4:26 Meaning and Commentary

John 4:26

Jesus saith unto her
Upon her making mention of the Messiah, of his coming, and of his work, he took the opportunity of making himself known unto her:

I that speak unto thee am [he];
the Messiah; see ( Isaiah 52:6 ) . This is a wonderful instance of the grace of Christ to this woman, that he should make himself known in so clear and plain a manner, to so mean a person, and so infamous a creature as she had been: we never find that he ever made so clear a discovery of himself, in such express terms, to any, as to her, unless it were to his immediate disciples; and these he would sometimes charge not to tell who he was.

John 4:26 In-Context

24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 8:24; John 9:35-37
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