New International Version
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?"
King James Bible
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Darby Bible Translation
Come, see a man who told me all things I had ever done: is not he the Christ?
World English Bible
"Come, see a man who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Christ?"
Young's Literal Translation
'Come, see a man, who told me all things -- as many as I did; is this the Christ?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All things that ever I did - The Jews believed that one essential characteristic of the Messiah would be, that he should be able to tell the secrets of all hearts. This they believed was predicted, Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 11:3.
When the famous impostor Barchochab, who rose up under the empire of Adrian, about a hundred years after the incarnation, professed himself to be the Messiah, after having been deceived by him for two years, they at last thought of putting his divinity to proof on this ground: they brought before him persons whom he did not know, some of whom were very vicious, and others of a different character; they desired him to point out who were the righteous, and who were the wicked; which when he could not do, they rose up and put him to death. La Bible de Martin.
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I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.--JER. 31:3. We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.--God . . . hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according …
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All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
"I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband.
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, "When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?"
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