John 4

Therefore, when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And he had to go through Samaria. Then he came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied from his journey, sat by the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me a drink. (For his disciples had gone away to the city to buy food.) Then the woman of Samaria said to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. 11 The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into eternal life. 15 The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw. 16 Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have well said, I have no husband: 18 For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that you spoke truly. 19 The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; but you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes when you shall worship the Father neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. 22 You do not know what you worship: we know what we worship: for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. 24 God is Spirit: and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25 The woman said to him, I know that Messiah comes, who is called Christ: when he comes, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus said to her, I who speak to you am he. 27 And at this moment his disciples came, and marvelled that he was speaking with a woman: yet no one said, What do you seek? or, Why are you talking with her? 28 Then the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city, and said to the people, 29 Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did: is this not the Christ? 30 Then they went out of the city, and came to him. 31 In the meanwhile his disciples urged him, saying, Rabbi, eat. 32 But he said to them, I have food to eat of which you know nothing. 33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, Has any man brought him food? 34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Do you not say, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are already white for harvest. 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for life eternal: that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 And here the saying holds true, One sows, and another reaps. 38 I sent you to reap that upon which you bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and you have entered into their labours. 39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the words of the woman's testimony, He told me all that I ever did. 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them: and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his own word; 42 And they said to the woman, Now we believe, no longer because of your words: for now we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. 43 Now after two days he departed from there, and went into Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honour in his own country. 45 When he came to Galilee, the Galilaeans welcomed him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast. 46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him to come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. 49 The royal official said to him, Sir, come down before my child dies. 50 Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was going down, his servants met him, and told him, Your son lives. 52 Then he enquired of them the hour when he began to mend. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus said to him, Your son lives: and he believed, and his whole household. 54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did after he came out of Judaea into Galilee.
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