John 4
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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

1When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John, 2(though not Jesus himself, but his disciples immersed,) 3he left Judea, and went again into Galilee. 4And it was necessary that he should go through Samaria. 5He came, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6And Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. And Jesus said to her: Give me to drink. 8For his disciples had gone into the city to buy food. 9Then the woman of Samaria said to him: How is it that you, who are a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? (For the Jews have no social intercourse with the Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered and said to her: If you had known the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink, you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. 11The woman said to him: Sir, you have no vessel with which you can draw, and the well is deep; whence have you that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said to her: "Whoever drinks of this water, will thirst again; 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him, shall never thirst. But the water that I will give him, shall be in him a fountain of water springing up in order to eternal life.

15The woman said to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. 16Jesus said to her: Go, call your husband, and come hither. 17The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to her: You have well said. I have no husband; 18for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband. In this you have spoken truly. 19The woman said to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where we ought to worship. 21Jesus said to her: Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. 22You worship you know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him. 24God is spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25The woman said to him: I know that Messiah (who is called Christ) is coming; when he comes, he will tell us all things. 26Jesus said to her: I who speak to you am he.

The Disciples Return and Marvel

27And upon this his disciples came, and were astonished that he was talking with the woman. Yet no one said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with her? 28Then the woman left her water-pot, and went into the city, and said to the men: 29Come, see a man who has told me all things that I ever did. Is not this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city and came to him.

31In the mean time, the disciples besought him, saying: Rabbi, eat. 32But he said to them: I have food to eat of which you know not. 33Then the disciples said one to another: Has any one brought him food? 34Jesus said to them: My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Do you not say, There are yet four months, and harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are already white for the harvest. 36And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for life eternal; that he that sows, and he that reaps, may rejoice together. 37For in this is the saying true, One sows and another reaps. 38I have sent you to reap that on which you bestowed no labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.

Many Samaritans Believe

39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, because of the word of the woman who testified, He told me all things that I ever did. 40When, therefore, the Samaritans came to him, they besought him to abide with them. And he abode there two days. 41And many more believed because of his own word; 42and they said to the woman: We no longer believe because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this is in truth the Savior of the world, the Christ.

Jesus Heals the Official’s Son
(Matthew 8:5–13; Luke 7:1–10)

43And after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee; 44for Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45Therefore, when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, because they had seen all things that he had done in Jerusalem during the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast.

46Then Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier, whose son was sick in Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and restore his son to health, for he was about to die. 48Then said Jesus to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. 49The courtier said to him: Sir, come down before my child die. 50Jesus said to him: Go, your child lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke, and departed. 51And as he was going down, his servants met him, and said: Your son lives. 52Then he inquired of them the hour in which he was restored to health. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. 53Then his father knew that it was in the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and all his house, believed. 54This is the second sign which Jesus did, when he came out of Judea into Galilee.

Anderson's New Testament (1865)

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