John 4:27

“And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vpon this came his disciples, and marueiled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou, or, Why talkest thou with her?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, "What do You seek? or, "Why do You speak with her?""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her?
- Basic English Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and wondered that he spoke with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- Darby Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
- Webster's Bible

Just then His disciples came, and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. Yet not one of them asked Him, "What is your wish?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
- Weymouth Bible

At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, "What are you looking for?" or, "Why do you speak with her?"
- World English Bible

And anoon hise disciplis camen, and wondriden, that he spak with the womman; netheles no man seide to hym, What sekist thou, or, What spekist thou with hir?
- Wycliffe Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and were wondering that with a woman he was speaking, no one, however, said, `What seekest thou?' or `Why speakest thou with her?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:27


4:27 His disciples marvelled that he talked with a woman - Which the Jewish rabbis reckoned scandalous for a man of distinction to do. They marvelled likewise at his talking with a woman of that nation, which was so peculiarly hateful to the Jews. Yet none said - To the woman, What seekest thou? - Or to Christ, Why talkest thou with her?


People's Bible Notes for John 4:27


Joh 4:27 His disciples . . . marvelled that he talked with the woman. His disciples had left him alone at the well, while they went to the village of Sychar to buy food (Joh 4:8). They wondered that he should talk with a "woman", and especially with a "Samaritan" woman. It was considered by the Jews indecorous to talk with a woman in public, and the rabbis held that to talk with such an inferior creature was beneath the dignity of a doctor of the law. This illustrates the state from which woman has been lifted by the Gospel.

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.
  • Debbie
    I am new in Christianity and I find this chapter to be helpful, My Husband is a nonbeliever and it is hard to hear Him take the Lords name in vain. I have felt we are unequally yolked for along time.

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