(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
Read John 4:8 Using Other Translations
(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)
He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
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