Vincent Word Studies - John 4:1 - 4:1

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Pointing back to Joh 3:22, and the controversy which arose about the two baptisms.

The Lord

See on Mat 21:3.

Knew (ἔγνω)

Or perceived. See on Joh 2:24.


John never alludes to the Sadducees by name. The Pharisees represented the opposition to Jesus, the most powerful and dangerous of the Jewish sects.

Made and baptized

Both verbs are in the present tense. The narrator puts himself at the scene of the story: is making and baptizing.