John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But whosoeuer drinketh of the water that I shal giue him, shall neuer thirst: but the water that I shall giue him, shalbe in him a well of water springing vp into euerlasting life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But whoever takes the water I give him will never be in need of drink again; for the water I give him will become in him a fountain of eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

but whosoever drinks of the water which I shall give him shall never thirst for ever, but the water which I shall give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into eternal life.
- Darby Bible

But whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
- Webster's Bible

but whoever drinks any of the water that I shall give him will never, never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become a fountain within him of water springing up for the Life of the Ages."
- Weymouth Bible

but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
- World English Bible

schal be maad in hym a welle `of watir, spryngynge vp in to euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

but whoever may drink of the water that I will give him, may not thirst -- to the age; and the water that I will give him shall become in him a well of water, springing up to life age-during.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:14


4:14 Will never thirst - Will never (provided he continue to drink thereof) be miserable, dissatisfied, without refreshment. If ever that thirst returns, it will be the fault of the man, not the water. But the water that I shall give him - The spirit of faith working by love, shall become in him - An inward living principle, a fountain - Not barely a well, which is soon exhausted, springing up into everlasting life - Which is a confluence, or rather an ocean of streams arising from this fountain.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:14


Joh 4:14 Whosoever drinketh of the water I shall give him shall never thirst. The water of which he speaks is a gift which he gives to humanity. It is not given to him, but is his own gift. His language is always that of the Son of God. He says, "I am the life" (Joh 11:25 14:6); "Come to me, ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Mt 11:28); "I am the bread of life" (Joh 6:35,48); "He that believeth on me shall never thirst" (Joh 6:35).

Discussion for John 4

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! BEHOLD VERSE 21-24 ! HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD OH ZION ! THY SALVATION DRAWS NEIGH UNTO THEE ! SHALOM ! SHALOM ! SHALOM UNTO THEE SAITH THE MOST HIGH AND LORD THY GOD ! SHALOM MY BELOVED ZION !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Verse 24. BODY SOUL SPIRIT. GOD IS SPIRIT SO SPEAK IN TONGUES. II Corinthians 4:4/Ephesians 2:1-11,12-6:12/Job 2:7/I Peter 5:8/Romans 8:1-8/Proverbs 3:5,6/Galatians 1:11,12/Genesis 3:6, 17-19,22,23/Luke 4:5,6/Titus 1:4,13/Hebrews 2:14/Galatians 3:16
  • Eric
    I learn a lot from that chapter .John 4:24 it says that God is spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  • Eaglesrock
    Avalyn Jesus spoke of two experiences a well of water and rivers of living water. The well: is the new Birth. Rivers: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • Earnest Jordan for verse 22
    To know speaks of intimacy, and true worship entails a deep intimacy with God. They worshipped what they knew not.
  • Stephen Cook
    I like a comment I heard years ago regarding the woman in this chapter, and I quote: "The Samaritan woman went to the well with a pitcher and returned to the city with the well in her." "The well", referred to of course means God's well of living water of salvation.

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