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Verses of John 4

27

John 4:27 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How the providence of God so ordered and disposed of things, that the disciples did not return to Christ, till he had finished his discourse with this poor woman. An humbled sinner may meet with such satisfaction and sweet refreshment in Christ's company, that the presence even of disciples themselves (the best and holiest of saints) may be looked upon as injurious to it, and an interruption of it. This poor woman had so sweet a time with Christ, that an end being put to the conference by the coming of the disciples, might be matter of grief and resentment to her: yet the providence of God so ordered, that the disciples did not come to break off the conference till Christ had made himself known as the Messias to this poor woman.

Observe, 2. The carriage and behaviour of the disciples, upon their return to Christ: finding him preaching a sermon to a single woman, they marvelled, but yet were silent.

Learn, 1. That the humility and condescension of the Lord Jesus Christ, in treating poor penitent and humble sinners, is a matter of wonder and admiration, even to disciples themselves.

O, blessed Saviour! there was more kindness and condescension, more love and compassion, more meekness and humility in thyself alone, than in all thy disciples and followers put together.

Yet observe, 2. Though they marvelled, they were silent, No man said, Why talkest thou with her?

Thence note, That such reverence is due to Christ in all his dispensations and actions, that when we can see no reason for what he doth, it is not for us to inquire, much less for us to quarrel, but we must awfully admire what we cannot comprehend.

Observe, 3. The behaviour of this woman after the conference was over, she leaves her water-pot, and makes haste to invite and call her neighbours to Christ, whose grace and kindness she had experienced.

Learn hence, That such as truly know Christ, have tasted sweetness in him, and derived comfort and satisfaction from him, will be forward to invite, and industrious to draw, others to a saving acquaintance with him. Come with me, and see a man that told me all that ever I did: Is not this the Christ?

Learn farther, From the woman's leaving her water-pot behind her, and hastening to the city, That when once a soul has tasted the sweetness and excellency that is in Jesus Christ, those things which were highly esteemed before, will be little regarded then. The poor woman came to draw water, and thought much, and spake much, of the water of that well which was before her: but meeting with Jesus Christ, and tasting of his grace, she forgets both water and water-pot, and away she goes to fetch in all her acquaintance to Christ.

Verses of John 4

27

Consult other comments:

John 4:27 - The Greek Testament

John 4:27 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:27 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:27 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:27 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:27 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 4:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:27 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:27 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 4:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:27 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:27 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 4:27 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 4:27 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 4:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:27 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 4:27 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:27 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 4:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:27 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 4:27 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:27 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 4:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:27 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 4:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:27 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 4:27 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 4:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament