John 4:42
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English Standard Version
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

King James Bible
And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

American Standard Version
and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to the woman: We now believe, not for thy saying: for we ourselves have heard him, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

English Revised Version
and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.

Weymouth New Testament
and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe in Him simply because of your statements; for we have now heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Saviour of the world."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Said (ἔλεγον)

The imperfect tense: said to the woman as they successively met her.

Saying (λαλιὰν)

Another word is designedly substituted for λόγον, word (John 4:39, John 4:41). In John 4:39 λόγος, word, is used of the woman, from the Evangelist's standpoint, as being a testimony to Christ. Here the Samaritans distinguish between the more authoritative and dignified word of Jesus, and the talk of the woman. Rev., speaking. Compare the kindred verb λαλέω, in John 4:26, John 4:27; also John 8:43; Matthew 26:73.

The Christ

The best texts omit.

The Savior (ὁ σωτὴρ)

John uses the word only here and 1 John 4:14. See on Jesus, Matthew 1:21. It is significant that this conception of Christ should have been first expressed by a Samaritan.

John 4:42 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for.

John 1:45-49 Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth...

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...

Acts 17:11,12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

and know.

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

John 3:14-18 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up...

John 6:68,69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life...

John 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Luke 2:10,11,32 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Romans 10:11-13 For the scripture said, Whoever believes on him shall not be ashamed...

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Cross References
Matthew 1:21
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

John 1:29
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 4:41
And many more believed because of his word.

Acts 5:31
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 13:23
Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.

1 Timothy 4:10
For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

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