The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.
It is not "Sell me this water," but "Give me this water." Confess that it is a gift: thou shalt never have it otherwise. Mercy must be given, or thou shalt never have it. "Sir, give me, give me, give me of Thy free mercy, give it me, Lord. I come empty-handed, naked, poor and miserable, Give it me. I have nought to buy it with." Friend, does your pride kick at this? Be wise, I pray thee, and bow thy neck to the yoke of grace.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.