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John 1-7 (Translated)

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|When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
|The As soon as the Lord knew how perceived that the Pharisees were on notice of had found out that Jesus causing now had made and baptized more baptisms disciples than John,|tricky verse in several ways; retain Retain the "Lord" here based on early manuscripts despite modern translations omitting it
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|(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
|(although Jesus did not do the actual baptizing Himself; His disciples did that)
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|He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
|He left Judea, and went back into Galilee,
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|And he must needs go through Samaria.
|but to get there, He had to pass through Samaria.
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|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.
|During this trip he stopped at the Samarian city of Sychar, near a plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
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|Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
|Jacob's well was there, so at about six o'clock in the evening, as Jesus, who was tired from the journey, was sitting wearily at the well,
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|There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
|a Samaritan woman arrives to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Could you give me something to drink?"|It is occasionally difficult to determine in Greek if something is a statement or a question. Given the word the Samaritan woman uses in verse 9 (αἰτέω - ask), Jesus clearly asked a question as opposed to making a statement (which in this context would have come across as an order).
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|(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
|(for His disciples had gone into the city to buy food).
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|Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
|The Samaritan woman answered him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for something to drink? Jews do not associate in any way with Samaritans.
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