New American Standard Bible
And He had to pass through Samaria.
King James Bible
And he must needs go through Samaria.
Darby Bible Translation
And he must needs pass through Samaria.
World English Bible
He needed to pass through Samaria.
Young's Literal Translation
and it was behoving him to go through Samaria.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he must needs go through Samaria - Samaria was between Judea and Galilee. The direct and usual way was to pass through Samaria. Sometimes, however, the Jews took a circuitous route on the east side of the Jordan. See the notes at Matthew 2:22.
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Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.--I JOHN 3:16. The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.--Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.--Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as …
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and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
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