Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

41 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 4:1

Commentary on John 4:1-3

(Read John 4:1-3)

Jesus applied himself more to preaching, which was the more excellent, 1 Corinthians 1:17, than to baptism. He would put honour upon his disciples, by employing them to baptize. He teaches us that the benefit of sacraments depends not on the hand that administers them.