Vincent Word Studies - John 4:9 - 4:9

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Vincent Word Studies - John 4:9 - 4:9

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The woman of Samaria (ἡ γυνὴ ἡ Σαμαρεῖτις)

Differently expressed from the same phrase in the preceding verse. Literally, the woman the Samaritan. Here the distinctive character of the woman, as indicated by the race, is emphasized.

Askest (αἰτεῖς)

See on Mat 15:23.

Have no dealings (οὐ συγχρῶνται)

Have no familiar or friendly intercourse with. That they had dealings of some kind is shown by the disciples going into the city to buy provisions. Some authorities omit for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. The Jews treated the Samaritans with every mark of contempt, and accused them of falsehood, folly, and irreligion. The Samaritans sold Jews into slavery when they had them in their power, lighted spurious signals for the beacon-fires kindled to announce the beginnings of months, and waylaid and killed pilgrims on their road to Jerusalem.