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

  • A disciple
    The woman who came out to the well at noon-day, was the first one in that town whom the Lord was sent to talk to. There is so much to wonder at and learn from Jesus, how to think about others, and then how to talk to them. He came into a world where everyone was lost, and wandering aimlessly without a shepherd, and trapped in sins. Its the open heart receptive to the truth that God seeks to save.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 4:16-18; Something I noticed, after reading an embarrassing personal question on here, Jesus never did this, not even with the Pharisees. In these 3 vs. He 'led' the woman to where He could get her to admit her fault - without saying, 'how many husbands have you had.' But then - He was God and was - omniscient. But He's still our example - to "Set a watch before my mouth ..... "; Ps. 141:3.
  • Bruce
    Aavtar: Sometimes hurt and pain can run deep. I heard every curse word before I could walk that with my dad yelling at my mom. That would be doing the week when he didn't drink.Friday,Saturday night all Hell broke loose! Sounds like your life was a little harder! Only because of my new life in Christ that I could forgive my dad. Hugged him first time at the age of 34. Christ the best thing ever!
  • A disciple
    One big part of the things Jesus taught, that has always scandalized so many who think they are better than others; is how He said, "The publicans and Harlots go into the kingdom of heaven before you!" and about the woman (who was a sinner) weeping and kissing His feet; "Her sins which are many are forgiven because she loved much." Jesus nowhere condones sinning, but is ever kind to the repentant.
  • Irene123
    The Samaritan woman - nothing was even implied she was abused; she just had 5 husbands. Jesus wated to 'bring her out' tho', is why He told her to bring her husband; He knew she would go tell people, "Here is a man that told me all ....."; Jesus was 'preparing' the way for His Apostles.
  • Aavtar Singh Caleb
    Dear all. I truly enjoy reading the book of John. So much so, I can recite it with ease Cpth 4: 4 to 28.

    The samarian woman at tge well reminds me of Mum.She was abused physically, mentally n sexually by my alcoholic father. Both mum n dad could not read n write. It took me 40 long years to forgive my dad for all his flaws as father n a husband.

    Mum eventually left him when I was 12 years old.

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