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John 4:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1. When therefore the Lord knew ] The ‘therefore’ refers us back to Joh 3:26. Of the many who came to Christ some told the Pharisees of His doings, just as others told John.

the Pharisees ] See on Joh 1:24.

made and baptized ] Literally, is making and baptizing, the very words of the report are given. This is important as shewing the meaning of the next verse, which is a correction not of the Evangelist’s own statement but of the report. In the Authorised Version S. John seems to be correcting himself: he is really correcting the report carried to the Pharisees.

than John ] They did not object so much to John’s making disciples. He disclaimed being the Messiah, and he took his stand on the Law. Moreover, he ‘did no miracle.’ They could understand his position much better than that of Jesus, and feared it less. See on Joh 6:15.

Joh 2:13 to Joh 11:57 . The Work

We here enter on the second portion of the first main division of the Gospel, thus subdivided: The Work (1) among Jews, (2) among Samaritans, (3) among Galileans, (4) among mixed multitudes.

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John 4:1 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 4:1 - The Greek Testament

John 4:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

John 4:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 4:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

John 4:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 4:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 4:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 4:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 4:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

John 4:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

John 4:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 4:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

John 4:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 4:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 4:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

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

John 4:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

John 4:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 4:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

John 4:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 4:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 4:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

John 4:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 4:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 4:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

John 4:1 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 4:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

John 4:1 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 4:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

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John 4:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 4:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

John 4:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:1 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

John 4:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 4:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:1 - The Sermon Bible

John 4:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 4:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

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John 4:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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