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

  • Irene123
    Paul and Arabia; Paul didn't go to Arabia to study written words. He was an Israelite, of the tribe of Benjamin, etc. He knew the O.T. frontwards and backwards, but hadn't the 'light' on Jesus in those scriptures. That's why God sent him to Arabia - so He (God) could give Paul light on Jesus in the O.T. Jesus talked to Paul just like on the road to Damascus. Cont.
  • Irene123
    Jesus told the Samaritan woman she had had five husbands because He was God MANIFEST in the flesh and so He KNEW she had had 5 husbands. He stopped at that well also because He knew she would be there and also because He knew she had a heart for the things of God. He even knew her before the foundation of the world, just like He knew you and I.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Mr. William; The Lord was speaking to the woman about salvation; and when He draws anyone to Himself to be saved, He will always shine His Light upon our innermost selves, and on our sins, so that we repent of the sins, and have a true conversion; that He may purge us from the sins, by faith in Him. Many are interested in some way to hear about Jesus; but don't want to be convicted of their sins!
  • William Lambert
    I'm not sure why Jesus told the woman she had five husbands.
  • Irene123
    Jesus 'must needs go through Samaria'; because that was the only way one could get to Galilee. And it wasn't an easy walk. But He KNEW there was a woman in Samaria that was hungry for what he had; He knew she was open to His message. Jesus knows our needs, desires - even before we do. But - that does not mean we will accept His truth when our eyes are opened.
  • Steve morrow
    acts 4:12 neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved---john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved---philippians 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are CHRISTS---luke 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY

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