New International Version
The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
King James Bible
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon?
World English Bible
Then the Jews answered him, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"
Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, 'Do we not say well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art a Samaritan - This was the same, among them, as heretic, or schismatic, among us. This is the only time in which the Jews gave our Lord this title of reproach; and they probably grounded it on his having preached among them, and lodged in their villages. See the account in John 4:39, John 4:40; but Samaritan, among them, meant a person unworthy of any credit.
Hast a devil? - Art possessed by an evil spirit; and art, in consequence, deranged.
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Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
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These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
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