The apostle John writing (God speaking via scripture...The Word), beginning to tell the story of the sinful Samaritan woman at Jacob's well in Sychar, Samaria...as a tired Jesus passed through Samaria.
Wycliffe Bible of 1384: 1 Therfor as
Jhesu knew, that the Farisees herden, that Jhesu makith and baptisith mo
disciplis than Joon,
2 thouy Jhesus baptiside not, but hise disciplis,
King James Bible of 1611:1 When
therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized
more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
NAS Bible of 1960:1 Therefore
when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and
baptizing more disciples than John
2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
NIV Bible 1973-78:1The Pharisees heard
that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, 2although
in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.