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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 4

Introduction

1:2 He (c-1) In John, the personal pronoun, generally emphatic in Greek where inserted, is used so constantly that it can hardly be considered such in many cases, but certain instances which are considered to be more definitely emphatic are given in italics. The same spirit of emphasis causes the very frequent use of ekeinos for the third person ('he,' 'they,' c.). Its sense is 'that,' contrasted with 'this,' and hence is emphatic as 'that man' in English, sometimes having the sense of 'such a one as that.' A number of cases where this word also is used emphatically have also been indicated.

Verse 6

4:6 fountain (f-3) Another word is used for the 'well,' ver. 11, in which the spring was; and this word, translated 'fountain,' is used for what springs up as life in the renewed man. was (g-22) Lit. 'thus.' see 1 Corinthians 7:26 , 'so as he is' and Note, 2 Peter 3:4 .

Verse 14

4:14 ever, (h-16) 'Never thirst for ever' is a little awkward, but 'never thirst' is too vague; it may be to our minds much as a present thing for this life. The expression is strong in negation, and expresses lasting for ever. see chs. 8.51,52; 10.28; 11.26; 13.8.

Verse 20

4:20 worshipped (a-3) Proskuneo , and so to ver. 24. see Matthew 4:10 .

Verse 21

4:21 hour (b-9) Or 'an hour,' as ch. 5.25,28, and see Note, 1 John 2:18 .

Verse 23

4:23 hour (b-3) Or 'an hour,' as ch. 5.25,28, and see Note, 1 John 2:18 .

Verse 24

4:24 spirit; (c-4) Or 'God [is] spirit.'

Verse 39

4:39 on (d-10) As ch. 2.11.

Verse 48

4:48 not (a-14) A strengthened negative.

Verse 49

4:49 child (b-11) The diminutive, but not in ver. 51.

Verse 51

4:51 servants (c-9) Or 'bondmen,' doulos .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on John 4". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/john-4.html. 1857-67.