John 4:40
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New International Version
So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.

King James Bible
So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.

Darby Bible Translation
When therefore the Samaritans came to him they asked him to abide with them, and he abode there two days.

World English Bible
So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days.

Young's Literal Translation
When, then, the Samaritans came unto him, they were asking him to remain with them, and he remained there two days;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He abode there two days - We are not told that he wrought any miracles among them; this does not appear to have been necessary: they were a simple-hearted, teachable people, and they credited him on the evidence of his own eternal truth. Why are not miracles wrought now? Miracles were only for the establishment of the doctrines of Christianity, where they were first preached; we profess to believe these doctrines; therefore, to us, miracles would be useless. Where the doctrine is credited, no miracle is necessary: the Samaritans believed, and no miracle was wrought among them; for the simple reason, it was not necessary.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they.

Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Songs 3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go...

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why should you be as a stranger in the land...

Luke 8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed sought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

he abode.

Luke 19:5-10 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down...

2 Corinthians 6:1,2 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain...

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him...

Library
August 23 Morning
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 24 Morning
Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.--EPH. 4:30. The love of the Spirit.--The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.--In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

October 17 Evening
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.--MATT. 6:13. The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty: thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The Lord is . . . great in power.--If God be for us, who can be against us?--Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, and he will deliver us.--My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.--Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 8 Evening
The children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.--I KGS. 20:27. Thus saith the Lord, because the Syrians have said, the Lord is a God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys; therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. And they pitched one over against the other seven days; and so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
John 4:39
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."

John 4:41
And because of his words many more became believers.

John 4:43
After the two days he left for Galilee.

Acts 8:8
So there was great joy in that city.

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