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John 4:6-7

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4:6 Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside 1  the well. It was about noon. 2 

4:7 A Samaritan woman 3  came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water 4  to drink.”

John 4:31-33

Context
Workers for the Harvest

4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, 5  “Rabbi, eat something.” 6  4:32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 4:33 So the disciples began to say 7  to one another, “No one brought him anything 8  to eat, did they?” 9 

1 tn Grk “on (ἐπί, epi) the well.” There may have been a low stone rim encircling the well, or the reading of Ì66 (“on the ground”) may be correct.

2 tn Grk “the sixth hour.”

sn It was about noon. The suggestion has been made by some that time should be reckoned from midnight rather than sunrise. This would make the time 6 a.m. rather than noon. That would fit in this passage but not in John 19:14 which places the time when Jesus is condemned to be crucified at “the sixth hour.”

3 tn Grk “a woman from Samaria.” According to BDAG 912 s.v. Σαμάρεια, the prepositional phrase is to be translated as a simple attributive: “γυνὴ ἐκ τῆς Σαμαρείας a Samaritan woman J 4:7.”

4 tn The phrase “some water” is supplied as the understood direct object of the infinitive πεῖν (pein).

5 tn Grk “were asking him, saying.”

6 tn The direct object of φάγε (fage) in Greek is understood; “something” is supplied in English.

7 tn An ingressive imperfect conveys the idea that Jesus’ reply provoked the disciples’ response.

8 tn The direct object of ἤνεγκεν (hnenken) in Greek is understood; “anything” is supplied in English.

9 tn Questions prefaced with μή (mh) in Greek anticipate a negative answer. This can sometimes be indicated by using a “tag” at the end in English (here it is “did they?”).



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