John 4

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

1Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and a  baptizing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3he left Judea and departed b  again for Galilee. 4 c  And he had to pass through Samaria. 5So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field d  that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus e  wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
That is, about noon

7A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, g  Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” ( h  For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you i  living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 j  Are you greater than our father Jacob? k  He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but l  whoever drinks of the water that I will give him m  will never be thirsty again.
Greek forever
The water that I will give him will become o  in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15The woman said to him, “Sir, p  give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

16Jesus said to her, Go q  call your husband, and come here.” 17The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that r  you are s  a prophet. 20 t  Our fathers worshiped on u  this mountain, but you say that v  in Jerusalem is w  the place where people ought to worship.” 21Jesus said to her, x  Woman, believe me y  the hour is coming when z  neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 aa  You worship what you do not know; ab  we worship what we know, for ac  salvation is ad  from the Jews. 23But ae  the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father af  in spirit and ag  truth, for the Father ah  is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to him, “I know that ai  Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, aj  he will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, ak  “I who speak to you am he.”

27Just then al  his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29Come, see a man am  who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30They went out of the town and were coming to him.

31Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying an  Rabbi, eat.” 32But he said to them, I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33So the disciples said to one another ao  “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34Jesus said to them, ap  My food is aq  to do the will of him who sent me and ar  to accomplish his work. 35Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that as  the fields are white for harvest. 36Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that at  sower and au  reaper av  may rejoice together. 37For here the saying holds true aw  One sows and another reaps.’ 38I sent you to reap ax  that for which you did not labor. Others have labored ay  and you have entered into their labor.”

39Many Samaritans az  from that town believed in him ba  because of bb  the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed bc  because of his word. 42They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves bd  and we know that this is indeed be  the Savior bf  of the world.”

43After bg  the two days he departed for Galilee. 44(For Jesus himself had testified bh  that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) 45So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him bi  having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For bj  they too had gone to the feast.

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

46So he came again to bk  Cana in Galilee bl  where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47When this man heard that Jesus bm  had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48So Jesus said to him, bn  Unless you
The Greek for  you is plural; twice in this verse
see signs and wonders you will not believe.”
49The official said to him, “Sir, come down bp  before my child dies.” 50Jesus said to him, Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. 51As he was going down, his servants
Greek bondservants
met him and told him that his son was recovering.
52So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour
That is, at 1 p.m.
the fever left him.”
53The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, Your son will live.” And he himself believed bs  and all his household. 54 bt  This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

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