4:9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you – a Jew 1 – ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water 2 to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common 3 with Samaritans.) 4
4:15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw 5 water.” 6
4:17 The woman replied, 7 “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, 8 ‘I have no husband,’ 9
4:25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); 11 “whenever he 12 comes, he will tell 13 us everything.” 14
1 tn Or “a Judean.” Here BDAG 478 s.v. ᾿Ιουδαίος 2.a states, “Judean (with respect to birth, nationality, or cult).” The same term occurs in the plural later in this verse. In one sense “Judean” would work very well in the translation here, since the contrast is between residents of the two geographical regions. However, since in the context of this chapter the discussion soon becomes a religious rather than a territorial one (cf. vv. 19-26), the translation “Jew” has been retained here and in v. 22.
2 tn “Water” is supplied as the understood direct object of the infinitive πεῖν (pein).
sn The background to the statement use nothing in common is the general assumption among Jews that the Samaritans were ritually impure or unclean. Thus a Jew who used a drinking vessel after a Samaritan had touched it would become ceremonially unclean.
4 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.
5 tn Grk “or come here to draw.”
6 tn The direct object of the infinitive ἀντλεῖν (antlein) is understood in Greek but supplied for clarity in the English translation.
7 tn Grk “answered and said to him.”
8 tn Grk “Well have you said.”
9 tn The word order in Jesus’ reply is reversed from the woman’s original statement. The word “husband” in Jesus’ reply is placed in an emphatic position.
10 tn Grk “behold” or “perceive,” but these are not as common in contemporary English usage.
11 tn Both Greek “Christ” and Hebrew and Aramaic “Messiah” mean “the one who has been anointed.”
sn The one called Christ. This is a parenthetical statement by the author. See the note on Christ in 1:20.
12 tn Grk “that one.”
13 tn Or “he will announce to us.”
14 tn Grk “all things.”