Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. Have no familiar or friendly intercourse with. 4. (n) Ib. Three times in this section on love John writes that the Father sent His Son - that we might live through Him (1Jn 4:9), as the propitiation for our sins (1Jn 4:10-note), and as the Savior of the world (1Jn 4:14-note). For in-depth commentary on Jesus Christ having been sent by the Father, and its different meanings and nuances in context, see commentary on John 6:57. Then he points us to the supreme illustration of love in the whole world, the Father’s love in sending His Son to die for our sins (4:9-10). 1 John 1:1-4. ... (John 4:9) The grammatical structure of Jesus's request to the woman in asking for a drink of water shows this was a polite request. hence that discourse of the Samaritans with a Jewish Rabbi For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.—The original has not the articles, For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Commentary on John 4:1-3 (Read John 4:1-3) Jesus applied himself more to preaching, which was the more excellent, 1 Corinthians 1:17, than to baptism. 4. (o) T. Bab. how is it, that thou being a Jew; which she might know, by his language and his dress: askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? Proud member 1 John 2:1-6 ((p) T. Bab. For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Literally, the woman the Samaritan. (q) Misna Avoda Zara, c. 1. sect. Harmony of the Gospels. 1 John 4:9, ESV: "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him." Text Commentaries. It is by the Spirit that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. 1 John 1:5-10. Christ speaks for us and we should obey God. F14. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (10-12) Jesus interests the woman in living water. 1 John 4:9. by Grant Richison | Jul 17, 2001 | 1 John | 0 comments. The heart of God is manifest in His Spirit of love. Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / John / John 4 / John 4:9; Share Tweet. to be her own words, giving a reason why she returned such an 2. Marshall, I. H., “The Problem of New Testament Exegesis [John 4:1-45],” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 17 (1974): 67-73. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 4:9-11. 1 John 4:9-11 NIV. Only … Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. He demonstrated His love towards man in a multitude of ways, but the incarnation of His dearly beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the brightest and best signification of the love of God towards mankind. John 4:9 NIV • John 4:9 NLT • John 4:9 ESV • John 4:9 NASB • John 4:9 KJV • John 4:9 Interlinear • John 4:9 Commentaries • John 4:9 Parallel Texts • John 4:9 Bible Apps • John 4:9 Parallel • Bible Hub Bible Reference. 1. Commentary on the Gospel of John Chapter Four . John 1 Commentary. JOHN COMMENTARY Select Verses Compiled by Bruce Hurt, MD. For the origin of the Samaritans, see 2Kings 17:24-41, and Note on Luke 9:52. how is it, that thou being a Jew; 1 John 4:9-11. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? 1. Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:9. All rights reserved. Πῶς, how is it) Her manifest simplicity shines forth from the very first words of the Samaritan woman.— Ἰουδαῖος, a Jew) From His dress or His dialect she inferred that He was a Jew.— οὐ γάρ, for not) A parenthesis of the Evangelist, expressing the cause why it … Here the distinctive character of the woman, as indicated by the race, is emphasized. Avoda Zara, fol. of 1 John 4:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 4:9, NIV: "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." God is *light and we should walk in the *light. Browse Sermons on 1 John 4:9. The Samaritans sold Jews into slavery when they had them in their power, lighted spurious signals for the beacon-fires kindled to announce the beginnings of months, and waylaid and killed pilgrims on their road to Jerusalem. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 4:9. A number of scholars think of this as a sermon in written form. Later, it was only “because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem “that the Samaritan village did not receive Him; and it is the Evangelist of the Jerusalem ministry, who would have called down fire from heaven then, who adds this note of explanation for his Greek readers now (Luke 9:52-53). “so that we could live through him.” Although the primary meaning of “live” in this context is “live forever,” there is also the undertone meaning of live this life to the fullest. Bible Commentary for 1 John 4:9. But justice does not interfere with love in God. Salem Media Group. And they forbid a man to enter into partnership with a Cuthite (or Samaritan (p)): and particularly, "three days before the feasts of idolaters (for such they reckoned the Samaritans, as well as others), it is forbidden to have any commerce with them, to borrow of them, or lend to them (q) &c.''. John 4:8 John 4:10 John 4:9. not that the waters of Samaria were unlawful for a Jew to drink of; for as, "the land of the Cuthites (or Samaritans), was pure, or clean, so, "their collections of water", and their habitations, and their ways were clean (m),''. for the Jews have no dealings with the It is interesting that the woman clearly recognized that Jesus was a Jew probably from His dress and dialect. The problems in the churches were caused by false teachers Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him Benson Commentary 1 John 4:9. At no time probably did the Galileans follow the practice of the Judæans in this matter, and hence they go to the city to buy food, while the woman asks this question of a Jew whom she met on the road from Jerusalem. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? John 8:48). Piske Toseph. (1-6) Brotherly love enforced. (s) Piske Tosephot Yoma, art. It has been noted that the Hebrew for “Give me to drink,” “Teni lishekoth,” contains the letter Sin, or Shin, which was one of the distinctive points in the Ephraimite pronunciation. not that the waters of Samaria were unlawful for a Jew to drink Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing 1 John 4:9: 1 Corinthians 8:9-13 1 John 4:8 : 1 John 4:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Some authorities omit for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. The reason of this distance and aversion, was religion; and so the Ethiopic version, rather paraphrasing than translating, renders the words, "the Jews do not agree in religion, nor do they communicate with the Samaritans, nor mix together": and this was of long standing, and had been occasioned and increased by various incidents; for when the ten tribes revolted in Jeroboam's time, the calves were set up in Dan and Bethel, in order to draw off the people from worship at Jerusalem, which gave great umbrage to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin; and when the ten tribes were carried away captive by the king of Assyria, he planted the cities of Samaria with colonies in their room, consisting of Heathenish and idolatrous persons, brought from Babylon, and other places; to whom he sent a priest, to instruct them in the manner of the God of the land; but with these instructions, they still retained their idols, and their idolatrous practices; see 2 Kings 17:24, which must render them odious to the Jews: and these were the principal adversaries of the Jews, after their return from captivity; and discouraged them, and weakened their hands, in the building of the second temple: but what latest, and most of all had fixed this aversion and enmity, was this; Manasseh, brother to Jaddua the high priest, having married Sanballat's daughter, governor of Samaria, was for it removed from the priesthood; who applying to his father-in-law, he proposed building for him a temple on Mount Gerizim, and making him an high priest; for which he obtained leave of Alexander the Great, and accordingly built one, and made his son-in-law high priest; which drew a great many profligate Jews over to him, who mixing with the Samaritans, set up a worship, religion, and priesthood, in distinction from the Jews; and this was ever after a matter of contention and quarrel between these people, and the reason why they would have no dealings with them. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1. Every one that truly loveth God and his neighbour is born of God. A Quiet Mind and a Hopeful Heart In the lesson for last Sunday, Paul uses the image of a race to picture the Christian life as one of constant movement into God’s future. (m) T. Hieros. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. of; for as. 7. We will begin by examining the details, then step back to look at the overall thrust of the story. Commentary on John 3:1-17 View Bible Text . [ For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.] (7-21) Verses 1-6 Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humble dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrines according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)" (or take a supply from us;) he replied unto them, your fathers did not corrupt their works, you have corrupted your works.''. upon, and explaining the words of the woman; but they seem rather 4:7 Let us love one another - From the doctrine he has just been defending he draws this exhortation. John 4:9. 209, note). Hall, D. R., “The Meaning of synchraomai in John 4:9,” Expository Times 83 (1971/72): 56-57. Justice and love are compatible in man, and much more so in God. John 4:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 4:9, NIV: "The Samaritan woman said to him, 'You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.How can you ask me for a drink?' John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels 9. 3. for the Jews, οὐ γὰρ συγχρῶνται Ἰουδαίοι Σαμαρείταις, οἶσιν οὐκ ἐπιστροφαί, for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans, To eat the bread of a Samaritan man, and to drink his wine, is unlawful. She wondered that a Jew, weary and thirsty though he might be, should speak to her. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Then he restates the commandment in light of God’s great love (4:11). "The Cuthites (or Samaritans) inquired of R. Abhu, your fathers, , "used to deal with us" (or minister to us, or supply us with necessaries), wherefore do not ye deal with us? which she might know, by his language and his dress: askest drink of me, which am a woman of This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. Being a Jew.—This she would know from dress and language. things they had no dealings with them, and at some certain times; The later Jewish authors abound in terms of reproach for them—e.g., “He who eats the bread of a Samaritan is as he who eats swine’s flesh;” “No Samaritan shall be made a proselyte;” “They have no share in the resurrection of the dead” (Pirke, Rabbi Elieser, 38; comp. In this was manifested the love of God — Namely, most eminently above all other instances thereof; because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world — That is, evidently, sent him, who was his only-begotten Son before he was sent. JOHN 4:1-6 Bible Study John 4:7-19 Samaritan Woman John 4:20-22 Place of Worship John 4:23-24 Worship in Spirit and Truth John 4:25-26 Messiah John 4:27-30 Come, See a Man John 4:31-35 God’s Work John 4:36-42 Sow and Reap John 4:43-45 A Prophet Has No Honor John 4:46-54 Capernaum John 4 Bible Study Questions (Handout) Biblical Commentary (Bible study) 1 John 4:7-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: This is a pastoral letter to churches in conflict––written to address the conflict and to prevent its spread. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. answer; and which must be understood, not in the strictest sense, They did not say Shibboleth, but Sibboleth (Judges 12:5-6). 1 John 4:9 Of the reality of God’s love St. John had no doubt; neither need we have any, though some do doubt it, thinking that God’s justice and hatred of sin interfere with His love. If bread was interdicted, fruit and vegetables were not; if boiled eggs were forbidden, fresh ones were not. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. art. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the … Askest drink from me, who am a Samaritan, and a woman, too? 104. In horse racing a trifecta is when the bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of the race in the correct order. 4. This is a remark made by the writer to explain the point of the woman’s question. 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, . Jesus tells a story about a *shepherd and his sheep 10:1-10. v1 Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth. 4. (c) There is no familiarity nor friendship between the Jews and the Samaritans. for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. They would not say “Teni lishekoth,” but “Teni lisekoth.”. Newest Additions - Spring, 2020 - These verse by verse comments are works in process so chapters will be in varying stages of construction. some take these to be the words of the evangelist, commenting Though John came in the spirit and power of Elias, yet he did not work miracles, as Elias did, lest the minds of people should be made to hesitate between him and Jesus; therefore the honour of working miracles was reserved for Jesus as a flower of his crown, that there might be a sensible demonstration, and undeniable one, that though he came after John, yet he was preferred far before him. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. and might be used; but because the Jews used no familiarity with the Samaritans, nor would they receive any courtesy or kindness from them, as follows: for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans: some take these to be the words of the evangelist, commenting upon, and explaining the words of the woman; but they seem rather to be her own words, giving a reason why she returned such an answer; and which must be understood, not in the strictest sense, as if they had no dealings at all with them: indeed in some things they had no dealings with them, and at some certain times; hence that discourse of the Samaritans with a Jewish Rabbi (n). But then at other times, and in other respects, they had dealings with them; they might go into their cities and buy food of them, as the disciples did, John 4:8; they might send their wheat to a Samaritan miller, to be ground (r); and as it appears from the above citations, their houses and habitations were clean, and might be lodged in, with which compare Luke 9:52; the poor of the Samaritans were maintained with the poor of Israel (s); wherefore the sense is, as Dr. Lightfoot observes, that the Jews refused to receive the least favour or kindness at the hand of a Samaritan; and therefore the woman might justly wonder, that Christ should ask so small a favour of her, as a little water. as if they had no dealings at all with them: indeed in some But the strictest Jews allowed exceptions to the forbidden intercourse. John states the commandment and gives the reason for it (4:7-8). Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. That they had dealings of some kind is shown by the disciples going into the city to buy provisions. Today’s Gospel lection is a theological key that can unlock several aspects of this often puzzling Gospel of John. He teaches us that the benefit of sacraments depends not on the hand that administers them. John 4:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. 1 John 4:1-21. They might not use their wine and vinegar, nor admit them to their tables; they say of a man (o), "because the Cuthites (or Samaritans) ate at his table, it was the reason why his children went into captivity--and further add, that whoever invites a Cuthite (or Samaritan) into his house, and ministers to him, is the cause of captivity to his children.''. Jesus Himself speaks of a Samaritan as an alien (Luke 17:16; Luke 17:18; comp. Luke 10:33), and is called a Samaritan and possessed of a devil (comp. & in Megilla, art 102. Read Introduction to John 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. for, &c.—It is this national antipathy that gives point to the parable of the good Samaritan (Lu 10:30-37), and the thankfulness of the Samaritan leper (Lu 17:16, 18). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Becorot, fol. Audio & Video Commentaries. A similar project is ongoing in the synoptic Gospels. Differently expressed from the same phrase in the preceding verse. The goal is to work through the Gospel of John verse by verse. John 4:9, ESV: "The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)" Samaritans: How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. Sanhedrin, fol. ((r) Misua Demai, c. 3. sect. In a scoffing, jeering way. 44. Believers cautioned against giving heed to every one that pretends to the Spirit. 2. Farrar, Life of Christ, i. Browse Sermons on 1 John 4:9-11. [ a]) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Here, he begins his final exhortation to the Philippians quite differently: “Stand firm in the Lord!” Pressing forward and standing firm in … Continue reading "Commentary on Philippians 4:1-9" Then saith the woman, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, &c., for the Jews have no dealings, no friendly intercourse; with the Samaritans, Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? The woman was stunned that a male, much less a teacher, would ask her for a drink of water. 63. Samaria? The Jews treated the Samaritans with every mark of contempt, and accused them of falsehood, folly, and irreligion. ib. The Word of life. 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