New Living Translation
Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
King James Bible
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Darby Bible Translation
He comes therefore to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near to the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
World English Bible
So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph.
Young's Literal Translation
He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the place that Jacob gave to Joseph his son;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 Sychar - Formerly called Sichem or Shechem. Jacob gave - On his death bed, Gen 48:22.
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Jacob bought the plot of land where he camped from the family of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for 100 pieces of silver.
And beyond what I have given your brothers, I am giving you an extra portion of the land that I took from the Amorites with my sword and bow."
The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought along with them when they left Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the parcel of ground Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor for 100 pieces of silver. This land was located in the territory allotted to the descendants of Joseph.
1 Kings 13:32
For the message the LORD told him to proclaim against the altar in Bethel and against the pagan shrines in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true."
He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival.
Jacob's well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.
He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
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