John 4:12

“Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Art thou greater then our father Iacob, which gaue vs the Well, and dranke thereof himselfe, and his children, and his cattell?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave us the fountain and took the water of it himself, with his children and his cattle?
- Basic English Bible

Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
- Darby Bible

Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle?
- Webster's Bible

Are you greater than our forefather Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank from it, as did also his sons and his cattle?"
- Weymouth Bible

Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?"
- World English Bible

Whethir thou art grettere than oure fadir Jacob, that yaf to vs the pit? and he drank therof, and hise sones, and hise beestis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who did give us the well, and himself out of it did drink, and his sons, and his cattle?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:12


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 4:12


Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob? The question indicates still further her dawning conviction of the greatness of the stranger. It was from Joseph, the son of Jacob, that the Samaritans claimed descent. Jesus spoke of giving living water; Jacob, their great ancestor, had given this well.

Discussion for John 4:12

  • Farzana for verse 12
    God is our father n he knows all the goods for us
    he feeds us with good things cos he loves us
    i praise him all my life

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