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Verses of John 4

39

John 4:39 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here an account is given of the conversion of more of the Samaritans from the city of Sichar. Some believed on him, upon the full report which the woman had made, That, He had told her all that ever she did; but others were brought to believe by his own word.

Now from the woman's being an instrument to bring her acquaintance to Christ by her own experience of what she had heard from him:

Learn, 1. That very weak instruments, when they employ themselves for Christ, desiring to extol his praise, and set forth his glory, are sometimes richly blessed with great success. Many of the Samaritans believed for the saying of this poor woman.

Learn, 2. That when a person can say but little of Christ, yet if it be spoken from experience and sensible feeling, it will be more successful and persuasive, than much more that which is spoken from notional knowledge. Such was this woman's testimony concerning Christ, Come, see a man that told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ? She spake what she found, yea, what she felt within herself, and speaking her own experience, many believed on him for her saying.

But farther, These Samaritans believed Christ to be a prophet upon the testimony of this woman: but they believed him afterwards to be the Messias, or the Saviour of the world, upon the credit and authority of his own word, ver, 41. And many more believed because of his own word.

Thence learn, That although instruments speaking may be a mean to draw persons to give some assent to truth, yet it is Christ himself that must work a full persuasion, and his own word is the surest foundation for faith to build and depend upon: Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard him ourselves.

Verses of John 4

39

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John 4:39 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 4:39 - The Greek Testament

John 4:39 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:39 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:39 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:39 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:39 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:39 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:39 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 4:39 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:39 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 4:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:39 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 4:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:39 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:39 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 4:39 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:39 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 4:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:39 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:39 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 4:39 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 4:39 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament