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John 4:1-4 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Emmanuel made and baptized more disciples than John, Though Emmanuel himself baptized not, but his disciples. He left Judaea and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria.

John 4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria.

John 4:5,6 Then he came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Emmanuel therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well and it was about the sixth hour.

John 4:7,8 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Emmanuel said unto her, Give me to drink.(Emmanuel sat there waiting for someone to come with a bucket and rope to get the water from the well; why couldn't this man who did so many miracle {John 21:25} create the water for himself?), for his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.(means 'food').

John 4:9 Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Here we see already religion separating people.

John 4:10 Emmanuel answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink, you would have asked of him and he would have given you living water.

John 4:11,12 The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. From whence then have you that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob which gave us the well and drank thereof himself and his children and his cattle? 

John 4:13 Emmanuel answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again.

John 4:14 But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:15-18 The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, which neither came I hither to draw. Emmanuel said unto her, Go call your husband and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Emmanuel said unto her, You have well said, I have no husband. For you have had five husbands and he whom you now have is not your husband. In that said you truly.

Comprised with.Barnes Notes:.The object of her answer was to conceal the truth. What she said was legally true.(*), but ethically false; true in fact, but a small truth told to conceal the whole truth and that's not necessarily bad, example also of Rahab the prostitute.

John 4:19-21 The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Emmanuel said unto her Woman believe me, the hour comes when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father..(because it's a thing of the spirit)

John 4:22 You worship you know not what. We know what we worship. For salvation is of the Jews.

John 4:22 You worship you know not what.(people need to understand that in the ego level of life they are actually worshipping the self). We know what we worship. For salvation is of the Jews.(original 'Judah'; Christ the Messiah came through the physical line of the ancient tribe of Judah)

John 4:23 But the hour comes and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father seeks such to worship him.

John 4:23 But the hour comes and now is.(Acts 17:30), when the true worshippers.(a true worshipper is one who knows himself; what does this mean?).shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.(how, when, where? what is truth? what isn't? how does one worship 'in truth'? see next verse, verse 24). For the Father seeks such to worship him..(worship means attention; we worship the Infinite One when we give attention to the things of higher consciousness, the invisible things that put us and keep us in a rapport with this Infinite Being, this Presence which is the soul)

John 4:24 God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit.(words 'is' and 'a' not in original; it's simply that the words God and Spirit are synonymous, referring to intelligent energy); one could also say 'God is eternal being' or 'Creator is intelligent invisible energy').and they that worship him.(what does worship mean?).must worship him in spirit.(a better translation would be: 'the Creator, being spirit, is given attention to when humankind is in the same spirit; when in the same attitude of high consciousness as God is, are you not then equal?).and in truth. (truth is sincerity of being as evidenced by prayer, contemplation, meditation, the things which keep you {Jude 1:21} in what the Creator is, the realm of that existence, the realm beyond the physical world}; what it means is, you attend to spiritual things by means of your soul which is connected invisibly with what we commonly refer to as God keeping a person aligned with the Creator; alignment with God is being in truth and therefor seeing beyond this illusory world with all its distractions).(*)

The God Spirit or Spirit of God is both omnipresent and omnipotent.

Comprised with.NT for English Readers:.God is Spirit, was the great truth of ancient Israel and Judah since the time of Jacob whose name was changed to Israel; those of Israel and Judah even more so were distinguished from the idolatrous people around them who worshipped what they believed to be many gods; the true one God believing Samaritans held even more strongly to God than did those of Judah; this perhaps maybe partly the reason why our Lord, as Bengel remarks 'never delivered, even to His disciples, things more sublime' than to this Samaritan woman:.John 4:9.

John 4:25 The woman said unto him, I know that Messias comes, which is called Christ. When he is come, he will tell us all things.

John 4:26,27 Emmanuel said unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. And upon this came his disciples and marveled that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said, What seek you? or Why talk you with her? 

John 4:28-30 The woman then left her waterpot and went her way into the city and said to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did. Is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came unto him.

Adam Clarke's Commentary:."This woman was the first apostle of Christ in Samaria! She went and told her fellow citizens that the Messiah was come and gave for proof, that he had told her the most secret things she had ever done."

John 4:31-33 In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that you know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Has any man brought him ought.(word 'ought' not in original; simply means 'has anyone brought him food?).to eat?

John 4:34 Emmanuel said unto them, My meat.(the word 'meat' in the Bible simply means 'food').is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.

John 4:35 Say not you, There are yet four months and then comes harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.

John 4:36 And he that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto life eternal, that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.

John 4:37 And herein is that saying true, One sows and another reaps.

John 4:38 I sent you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labour. Other men laboured and you are entered into their labours.

John 4:39-41 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman.(verses 28-30 above), which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word;

John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe.(Romans 4:5), not because of your saying, for we have heard him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ.(notice how open-minded they were:.Acts 17:11; it was not such a cynical age as today; how today to hear Him yourself:.Psalms 95:6-8), the Saviour of the world.(John 3:17; Acts 5:31; Romans 1:16,17; 2Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:4-8; note that He already was a savior:.2Timothy 1:9).

John 4:43 Now after two days he departed thence and went into Galilee. 

John 4:44 For Emmanuel himself testified, that a prophet has no honour in his own country.(John 1:11)

John 4:45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast, for they also went unto the feast.

John 4:46 So Emmanuel came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

John 4:48-54 Then said Emmanuel unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Emmanuel said unto him, Go thy way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Emmanuel had spoken unto him and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, Your son lives. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Emmanuel said unto him, Your son lives. And he believed and his whole family. This is again the second miracle that Emmanuel did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee. 

John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews.(according to many Bible Dictionaries this feast was the Passover).and Emmanuel went up to Jerusalem.

John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethesda, having five porches.

John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt.(crippled), withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season.(a blessing of love to the people back then needing help).into the pool and troubled.(original 'moved', 'agitated', 'stirred up').the water. Whosoever then first.(the first group; those ready and waiting; those who knew what they were there for, not those lazy ones who would wander down some time later).after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

John 5:5-13 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Emmanuel saw him lie and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he said unto him, Will you be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool but while I am coming, another steps down before me. Emmanuel said unto him, Rise, take up your bed and walk. And immediately the man was made whole and took up his bed and walked and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day. It is not lawful for you to carry your bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed and walk. Then asked they of him, What man is that which said unto you, Take up your bed and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was, for Emmanuel had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

John 5:14 Afterward Emmanuel finds him in the temple and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

John 5:15,16 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Emmanuel, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Emmanuel, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

John 5:17 But Emmanuel answered them, My Father works hitherto and I work.(Hebrews 1:3).

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

John 5:19 Then answered Emmanuel and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you The Son can do nothing of himself.(the same applies to us).but what he sees the Father do.(how does He see what the Father does?). For what things soever he does these also does the Son likewise.

John 5:20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all things that himself does. And he will show him greater works than these.(1Corinthians 2:9), that you may marvel..(and us too)

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead and quickens them, even so the Son quickens whom he will.

John 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son..(so, what then is the Son?)

John 5:23 That all should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honours not the Son honours not the Father which has sent him.

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word and believes on him that sent me.(John 10:29,30; 14:28), has everlasting life.(1John 5:12; John 17:3).and isn't in condemnation, but is passed from death unto life..(when?)

John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and they that hear shall live.

John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead.(who are these guys?.Romans 6:2,8; Colossians 3:3).shall hear the voice of the Son of God.(and the Son of God is also you {why?}, so it's your heartfelt thoughts toward that which you may be concerned about, that is the voice in you).and they that hear.(how does one 'hear'? Those that hear are those open to higher consciousness things, open meaning, wanting that way:.Matthew 13:13-16; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 5:11-14).shall live..(but some dead won't hear and be awakened:.verses 28,29 below;.what's for them?)

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself, so has he given to the Son to have life in himself.(and if the Son is in you, you have it too);

John 5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

John 5:28 Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming.(that was then; now, the time is here).in the which all that are in the graves.(original is 'dead and remembered').shall hear his voice.

John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.(original for 'damnation' is 'judgment'; Daniel 12:2).

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge. And my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will but the will of the Father which has sent me.

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge.(means decides as one lives his life; we all make decisions as we go along in life; doesn't mean Christ is judging a person as to any wrongs they may have done as the universal law of reap what you sow takes care of that). And my judgment is just.(always decides according to the consciousness of the Father-Creator), because I seek not mine own will but the will of the Father which has sent me.

John 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

John 5:32,33 There is another that bears witness of me and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true. You sent unto John and he bare witness unto the truth.

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man. But these things I say, that you might be saved.

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man.(what could man at the ordinary low consciousness level he may be at ever say that would lead a person into eternal life? Nothing! and especially so if he has been propagandized by false religious doctrines). But these things I say.(because Emmanuel was at a different level), that you might be saved.

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light. And you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John. For the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.

John 5:37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

John 5:38 And you have not his word abiding.(original Greek is 'continuing present').in you because, whom he has sent, him you believe not.

They were not yet beyond the stage of being alerted, which was happening here. And, they couldn't get beyond this stage to believing unless God was ready for a greater benefit to them at that time; the principle:.Isaiah 6:9,10; Romans 11:32.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life and they are they which testify of me.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures.(Acts 17:11), for in them you think.(or, they will show you that; that is, you think with your mind about what you are learning and you'll overstand).you have eternal life.(Titus 1:2).and they are they which testify of me..(paraphrased from context.'You guys search the scriptures, know them better than anybody, but miss the point of them, the point being that they talk of me, in whom is the life you are searching for:.John 7:37."...If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink.")

John 5:40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

John 5:41-43 I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name and you receive me not. If another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honour one of another and seek not the honour that comes from God only?

John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.

John 5:46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me.(Genesis 49:10), for he wrote of me..(Acts 3:22; 7:37; Luke 24:27,44)

John 5:47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?


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