John 4:11

“The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 4:11

The woman saith vnto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to drawe with, and the Well is deepe: from whence then hast thou that liuing water?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She *said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The woman said to him, Sir, you have no vessel and the fountain is deep; from where will you get the living water?
- Basic English Bible

The woman says to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou the living water?
- Darby Bible

The woman saith to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
- Webster's Bible

Sir, she said, "you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; so where can you get the living water from?
- Weymouth Bible

The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then have you that living water?
- World English Bible

The womman seith to him, Sire, thou hast not where ynne to drawe, and the pit is deep; wherof thanne hast thou quik watir?
- Wycliffe Bible

The woman saith to him, `Sir, thou hast not even a vessel to draw with, and the well is deep; whence, then, hast thou the living water?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 4:11

Wesley's Notes for John 4:11


4:9 How dost thou - Her open simplicity appears from her very first words. The Jews have no dealings - None by way of friendship. They would receive no kind of favour from them.

4:10 If thou hadst known the gift - The living water; and who it is - He who alone is able to give it: thou wouldst have asked of him - On those words the stress lies. Water - In like manner he draws the allegory from bread, #John 6:27|, and from light, 8:12; the first, the most simple, necessary, common, and salutary things in nature. Living water - The Spirit and its fruits. But she might the more easily mistake his meaning, because living water was a common phrase among the Jews for spring water.

4:12 Our father Jacob - So they fancied he was; whereas they were, in truth, a mixture of many nations, placed there by the king of Assyria, in the room of the Israelites whom he had carried away captive, #2Kings 17:24|. Who gave us the well - In Joseph their supposed forefather: and drank thereof - So even he had no better water than this.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:11


Joh 4:11 Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, etc. She was deeply impressed by his manner and his words, but she falls to rise above the material meaning of his words.

Discussion for John 4:11

  • Louis Wilbanks on John 4:11
    To me, the point of emotions or narture of the soul looking to Christ for comfort, instead of comfort remaindering tthat Jesus is the almighty. He our saviour is working on from above our very deep down problems. He will move to power down mighty mjght.Let us remember that He does not need us to doubt and ask how? But say, thanks. Rev.Wilbanks


 

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