John 4

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John 4

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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,)

3. He left Judea and departed again into Galilee.

4. Now it was necessary for Him to pass through Samaria.

5. And He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

6. And Jacob’s fountain was there; Jesus, therefore, being wearied from the journey, sat there by the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

7. A woman came out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.”

8. For His disciples had gone away into the city, so that they might buy provisions.

9. Therefore, the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, to give You water to drink? For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.”

10. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you had known the gift of God, and Who it is that said to you, ‘Give Me some water to drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

11. The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing with which to draw water, and the well is deep; how then do You have the living water?

12. Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it, and his sons, and his cattle?”

13. Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;

14. But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; rather, the water that I will give him shall become a fountain of water within him, springing up into everlasting life.”

15. The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not thirst or need to come here to draw water.”

16. Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband and come back here.”

17. The woman answered and said, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have spoken well in saying, ‘I do not have a husband’;

18. For you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband. This you have spoken truly.”

19. The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.

20. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, but you say that the place where it is obligatory to worship is in Jerusalem.”

21. Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you shall neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem worship the Father.

22. You do not know what you worship. We know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

23. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is indeed seeking those who worship Him in this manner.

24. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

25. The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming, 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. Now at this time His disciples came, and they were amazed that He was speaking with a woman; however, no one said, “What are You seeking?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”

28. Then the woman left her waterpot and went away into the city, and said to the men,

29. “Come and see a Man Who told me everything that I have done. Can it be that He is the Christ?”

30. Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

31. But in the meantime, the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”

32. And He said to them, “I have meat to eat that you are not aware of.”

33. Then the disciples said to one another, “Did anyone bring Him something to eat?”

34. Jesus said to them, “My meat is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work.

35. Do not say that there are yet four months, and then the harvest comes. I say to you, look around. Lift up your eyes and see the fields, for they are already white to harvest.

36. And the one who reaps receives a reward, and gathers fruit unto eternal life; so that the one who is sowing and the one who is reaping may both rejoice together.

37. For in this the saying is true, that one sows and another reaps.

38. I sent you to reap that in which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

39. Now many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him because of the word of the woman, who testified, “He told me everything that I have done.”

40. Therefore, when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to remain with them; and He remained there two days.

41. And many more believed because of His word;

42. And they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of your word, for we have heard Him ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

43. And after two days, He departed from there and went into Galilee;

44. For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

45. Therefore, when He came into Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem during the feast, for they also had gone to the feast.

46. Then Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where He had made the water become wine. And there was a certain royal official in Capernaum whose son was sick.

47. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and asked Him if He would come down and heal his son; for he was about to die.

48. Therefore, Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe at all.”

49. The royal official said to Him, “Sir, come down before my little child dies.”

50. Jesus said to him, “Go; your son shall live.” And the man believed the word that Jesus said to him and went away.

51. Now as he was going down to his house, his servants met him and reported, saying, “Your child is alive and well.”

52. Then he inquired of them at what hour he began to improve. And they said to him, “Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him.”

53. Therefore, the father knew that it was at the hour that Jesus said to him, “Your son shall live.” And he himself believed and his whole household.

54. This was the second miracle that Jesus did after again coming out of Judea into Galilee.

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