New International Version
(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
King James Bible
(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Darby Bible Translation
(for his disciples had gone away into the city that they might buy provisions).
World English Bible
For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Young's Literal Translation
for his disciples were gone away to the city, that they may buy victuals;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water - That this was the employment of the females, we see in different parts of the Sacred Writings. See Genesis 24:11, etc.; Exodus 2:16, and the note at the end of that chapter. The Jews say that those who wished to get wives went to the wells where young women were accustomed to come and draw water; and it is supposed that women of ill fame frequented such places also. See several proofs in Schoettgen.
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and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
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