New Living Translation
The people retorted, "You Samaritan devil! Didn't we say all along that you were possessed by a demon?"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:48 Say we not well - Have we not just cause to say, Thou art, a Samaritan - An enemy to our Church and nation; and hast a devil? - Art possessed by a proud and lying spirit?
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Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: "Don't go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans,
For John didn't spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, 'He's possessed by a demon.'
This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, "Who are you?"
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, "You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?"
The crowd replied, "You're demon possessed! Who's trying to kill you?"
The people asked, "Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, 'You cannot come where I am going'?"
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