John 4:39

Many Samaritans Believe

39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”

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John 4:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
ESV
39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."
NLT
39 Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!”
MSG
39 Many of the Samaritans from that village committed themselves to him because of the woman's witness: "He knew all about the things I did. He knows me inside and out!"
CSB
39 Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, "He told me everything I ever did."

John 4:39 Meaning and Commentary

John 4:39

And many of the Samaritans of that city
Of Sychar, which was a city of Samaria;

believed on him;
that he was the true Messiah he had told the woman he was; and she put it to them whether he was or not: before they saw him, or had any conversation with him themselves, they believed in him; see ( John 20:29 ) ;

for the saying of the woman which testified, he told me all that
ever I did:
the account she gave was so plain, and honest, and disinterested, that they could not but give credit to it; and since the person was an utter stranger to her, and yet had laid before her the whole series of her past life and conversation, they concluded he could be no other than the Messiah, who should tell all things; and being of quick understanding or smell, was able to disclose the secrets of men.

John 4:39 In-Context

37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.
38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
41 And because of his words many more became believers.

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