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Verses of John 4

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John 4:11 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How ignorant persons are of spiritual things, till enlightened by the Holy Spirit of God. This poor woman's question, Whence hast thou that living water? looks much like that of Nicodemus, How can these things be? Joh 3:9 A natural person cannot perceive the mind of Christ when speaking to him about spiritual things. Spiritual objects must have a spiritual eye to discern and behold them, The natural man perceiveth not the things of the Spirit. 1Co 2:14

Observe, 2. With what great humility and condescension our holy Lord treats this poor woman, pitying her ignorance, and pardoning her infidelity; he tells her, That the water of that well which she was about to draw, could not give an abiding satisfaction; but the thirst quenched for the present, would certainly return again: but he that should drink of the water which he had to give, that is, be made partakers of the graces of the Spirit, shall find such refreshing satisfaction there from, that all inordinate desires after earthly things will be quenched and extinguished, and will be like a well of water springing up, till he come to eternal glory.

Learn hence, 1. That as the body of man is subject to a natural, so is the soul of man subject to a spiritual, kind of thirst.

2. That no creature comfort, or earthly enjoyment, can quench this thirst which the soul of man is subject unto.

3. That the Spirit of grace (which our Saviour here calls the water of life) is able fully and perfectly to quench the thirst of the soul: and where it is once savingly received, shall never be totally or finally lost. It shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life; that is, the graces of the Spirit shall be in believers as permanent habits, as fixed principles that shall not decay.

Hence St. Peter calls it incorruptible seed, which liveth and abideth for ever, 1Pe 1:23

Verses of John 4

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John 4:11 - The Greek Testament

John 4:11 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:11 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:11 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:11 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:11 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:11 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:11 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:11 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:11 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 4:11 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:11 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 4:11 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 4:11 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:11 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:11 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:11 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:11 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:11 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 4:11 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:11 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament