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John 4:7 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How all our motions and actions are under the direction and Government of God, and how divine providence doth sometimes dispose of small matters to become occassions of great good. This poor woman's coming to the well to draw water, became the means of her conversion.

Observe, 2. Christ speaks to, and seeks after this poor woman, before she takes any notice of him; God is found of that seek him not, and makes himself manifest to them that enquire not after him. Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.

Observe, 3. The great poverty of our Lord's outward condition, he wanted a draught of water for his refreshment, and a meal's meat now at dinner-time, to refresh his wearied nature.

Oh! what a contempt did Christ cast upon the world when he was here in it! He would not honour it so far as to keep any part of it in his own hand.

Yet observe, 4. That though Christ had neither house nor land, nor money of his own, yet he lived not by begging, or upon mere alms. The disciples were now gone into the city to buy, not to beg meat: for there was a bag which required a bearer, Joh 12:6 And our Saviour's friends and followers supplied him with money for his necessary occasions: His disciples were gone to buy bread,

Observe lastly, How bitter is the enmity which differences in religion, and diversities of opinions do occasion; they do not only alienate affections, but even violate the bonds of civil society and common conversation. The Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans; would neither eat nor drink with them.

Consult other comments:

John 4:7 - The Greek Testament

John 4:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:7 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:7 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:7 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:7 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:7 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 4:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:7 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:7 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:7 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:7 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:7 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:7 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 4:7 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 4:7 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:7 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 4:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:7 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:7 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 4:7 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:7 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 4:7 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 4:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament