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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 4:43-54

In these verses we have, I. Christ's coming into Galilee, John 4:43. Though he was as welcome among the Samaritans as he could be any where, and had better success, yet after two days he left them, not so much because they were Samaritans, and he would not confirm those in their prejudices against him who said, He is a Samaritan (John 8:48), but because he must preach to other cities, Luke 4:43. He went into Galilee, for there he spent much of his time. Now see here, 1. Whither Christ went;... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 4:43-45

4:43-45 Two days after Jesus left there and went to Galilee. Jesus himself declared that a prophet has no honour in his own country. But when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans welcomed him, because they had seen all that he had done at Jerusalem at the Feast, for they too had gone to the Feast. All three synoptic gospels tell of the saying of Jesus that a prophet has no honour in his own country ( Mark 6:4 ; Matthew 13:57 ; Luke 4:24 ). It was an ancient proverb with much the same... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 4:45

Then when he was come into Galilee ,.... That part of it in which Cana lay, as appears by what follows: the Galilaeans received him ; willingly, readily, and cheerfully, with much delight and pleasure, and with marks of great esteem and respect: they received him into their houses, and entertained him, and provided for him and his disciples: having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem, at the feast of the passover; the miracles he wrought there, see John 2:23 ; for they... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 4:45

The Galileans received him - They received him as the promised Messiah, because of the miracles which they had seen him perform at Jerusalem, at the Passover. See John 2:23 . read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - John 4:45

Verse 45 45.The Galileans received him. Whether or not this honor was of long duration we have not the means of determining; for there is nothing to which men are more prone than forgetfulness of the gifts of God. Nor does John relate this with any other design than to inform us that Christ performed miracles in presence of many witnesses, so that the report of them was spread far and wide. Again, this points out one advantage of miracles, that they prepare the way for doctrine; for they cause... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 4:43-45

Now after the two days— i.e. the two days of our Lord's sojourn in Sychar ( John 4:40 )— he went forth £ thence into Galilee. Here the author takes up the narrative of John 4:3 . The delay in Samaria was parenthetical to the chief end of his journey, which was to leave Judaea and commence his ministry in Galilee. He now enters it a second time from Judaea. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country, When therefore he came into Galilee, the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 4:43-45

Our Lord's return into Galilee. He was now about to enter on the scene of his longest ministry. I. THE REASON OF HIS RETURN TO GALILEE . "For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country." 1 . This might appear to be a reason for his avoiding Galilee, which was undoubtedly his own country. 2 . He meant that, though he might have no reputation in Galilee, he could carry into it the reputation he acquired in Judaea and Jerusalem. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 4:43-54

8. The commencement of the Galilaean ministry. We read the details of the Galilaean ministry in the synoptists, who describe our Lord's public entrance, in the power of the Spirit, into Galilee. They are silent with reference to these earliest witnesses to his method and varied specimens of his work. Just as in the Revelation of St. John we have a proem, and a series of visions which rehearse the entire development of the kingdom and glory of the Lamb of God until the day of his triumph,... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - John 4:45

Received him - Received him kindly, or as a messenger of God. They had seen his miracles, and believed on him. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - John 4:43-45

John 4:43-45. After two days, he went into Galilee That is, into the country of Galilee: but not to Nazareth, where he had spent his childhood and youth. It was at that town only that he had no honour. And therefore he passed by it, and went to other towns. Luke, speaking of this journey, says, Luke 4:14, Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit unto Galilee. See also Matthew 4:12; Mark 1:14-15. The Galileans received him Treated him courteously, and attended his ministry with a... read more

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