Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 4:4

Context
NET ©

But he had 1  to pass through Samaria. 2 

NIV ©

Now he had to go through Samaria.

NASB ©

And He had to pass through Samaria.

NLT ©

He had to go through Samaria on the way.

MSG ©

To get there, he had to pass through Samaria.

BBE ©

And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.

NRSV ©

But he had to go through Samaria.

NKJV ©

But He needed to go through Samaria.


KJV
And
<1161>
he must needs
<1163> (5713)
go
<1330> (5738)
through
<1223>
Samaria
<4540>_.
NASB ©
And He had
<1163>
to pass
<1330>
through
<1330>
<1223> Samaria
<4540>
.
GREEK
edei
<1163> (5900)
V-IQI-3S
de
<1161>
CONJ
auton
<846>
P-ASM
diercesyai
<1330> (5738)
V-PNN
dia
<1223>
PREP
thv
<3588>
T-GSF
samareiav
<4540>
N-GSF
NET © [draft] ITL
But
<1161>
he had to pass
<1330>
through
<1223>
Samaria
<4540>
.
NET ©

But he had 1  to pass through Samaria. 2 

NET © Notes

sn Travel through Samaria was not geographically necessary; the normal route for Jews ran up the east side of the Jordan River (Transjordan). Although some take the impersonal verb had to (δεῖ, dei) here to indicate logical necessity only, normally in John’s Gospel its use involves God’s will or plan (3:7, 3:14, 3:30, 4:4, 4:20, 4:24, 9:4, 10:16, 12:34, 20:9).

sn Samaria. The Samaritans were descendants of 2 groups: (1) The remnant of native Israelites who were not deported after the fall of the Northern Kingdom in 722 b.c.; (2) Foreign colonists brought in from Babylonia and Media by the Assyrian conquerors to settle the land with inhabitants who would be loyal to Assyria. There was theological opposition between the Samaritans and the Jews because the former refused to worship in Jerusalem. After the exile the Samaritans put obstacles in the way of the Jewish restoration of Jerusalem, and in the 2nd century b.c. the Samaritans helped the Syrians in their wars against the Jews. In 128 b.c. the Jewish high priest retaliated and burned the Samaritan temple on Mount Gerizim.



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