John 4:5

“Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then commeth he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, neere to the parcell of ground that Iacob gaue to his sonne Ioseph.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So He *came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he came to a town of Samaria which was named Sychar, near to the bit of land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph:
- Basic English Bible

He comes therefore to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near to the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
- Darby Bible

Then he cometh to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground, that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
- Webster's Bible

and so He came to Sychar, a town in Samaria near the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
- Weymouth Bible

So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph.
- World English Bible

Therfor Jhesus cam in to a citee of Samarie, that is seid Sicar, bisidis the place, that Jacob yaf to Joseph, his sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the place that Jacob gave to Joseph his son;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:5


4:5 Sychar - Formerly called Sichem or Shechem. Jacob gave - On his death bed, #Gen 48:22|.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:5


Joh 4:5 Samaria. The district, embracing the ancient city of Samaria, which lay between Judea and Galilee. The district of Samaria comprised the country formerly occupied by the tribe of Ephraim and the half tribe of Manasseh. When the Ten Tribes were carried to Babylon, the Assyrian king sent in other tribes to occupy the country. These mingled with the Jews left in the country, partly adopted the Jewish worship, but were contemptuously rejected by the Jews when the latter returned from the Captivity. From this time the enmity between the two races was almost bitter, and they had no dealings (see Joh 4:9). Sychar. This place was the ancient Shechem, so famous in the early history. It was forty miles north of Jerusalem, and was situated between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, the Mounts of Blessing and Cursing (Jos 8:30-35). Here Jacob built his first altar (Ge 33:18); here Joseph was buried in the land given him by his father (Jos 24:32); and here also the covenant of Israel was renewed with amens to the blessings and curses, after Joshua had conquered Canaan (Jos 24:1). It was afterwards called Neapolis, and at present a village called Nablous exists with a population of two thousand, about two hundred of whom are Samaritans and preserve their ancient worship. Near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. In this parcel Joseph was buried when Israel came up out of Egypt, his bones having been carried with them in accordance with his dying wish. His tomb is still shown and it can hardly be doubted that his bones really rest in the place pointed out.

Discussion for John 4:5

  • Abdul Hamza for verse 5
    The verse represents the climax of ethno-racial discrimation but that as it may, God knows His people

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