John 4:4

“And he must needs go through Samaria.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee must needs goe thorow Samaria.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He had to pass through Samaria.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he must needs pass through Samaria.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.
- Basic English Bible

And he must needs pass through Samaria.
- Darby Bible

And he must needs go through Samaria.
- Webster's Bible

His road lay through Samaria,
- Weymouth Bible

He needed to pass through Samaria.
- World English Bible

And it bihofte hym to passe bi Samarie.
- Wycliffe Bible

and it was behoving him to go through Samaria.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:4


4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria - The road lying directly through it.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:4


Joh 4:4 He must needs go through Samaria. Because it lay right between Judea and Galilee.

Discussion for John 4:4

  • Elizabeth for verse 4
    Well to me i think Jesus had to go through Samaria firstly because,in the kingdom of God and life in general,nothing happens by chance.his going to Samaria was because there was a divine accomplishment Secondly women were looked upon as second class citizen so in his divine assignment women were also included and were to relate with him just as any other person Furthermore, even though his initial assignment was for the lost sheep of israel,he turned to the whole world when the lost sheep of Israel rejected him.now Samaria being one of those countries that the Jews were prohibited to relate with.his going through it and talking with a woman from there speaks of his universal assignment to save the whole world
  • H.ROBINSON for verse 4
    Translation FOR St.John 4:5 THANK YOU.
  • Mark Anthony for verse 4
    Jesus had to go through Samaria, simply because He had a divine appointment there to redeem the men of that land. Remember the incidence in Genesis 34 where Shechem raped Dinah the daughter of Jacob and Simeon and Levi later on killed the men? Then Jesus was asked by His Father to go and redeem the men of that city, that is why when the woman went into the city, only the men were called. What happened hundreds of years earlier, Jesus came to redeem, by divine appointment from heaven. Do you then see why He MUST GO THROUGH SAMARIA? Be blessed.
  • Samuela baravilala fong for verse 4
    The reason Jesus had to go through Samaria because there were needs to be met by him.
  • StarChrist Jesus for verse 4
    The point that Jesus needs to go to Samaria is not b/c the place is b/n Judea and Galilee or b/c the road is laying directly through it, But b/c of that one soul that has to be saved and the salvation to take place in there through. His mission was/is salvation. It is necessary for Him to look for the one lost Sheep. Cause He is Love.
    Glory!
  • In every Country there is a city, in every city there is a village, in every village there is a man, woman, boy or girl who needs to be set free from sin, every evangelist knows you cant byp*** an opportunity to share Gods love

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