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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

1Thus when the Lord knew when the Pharisees heard that Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John 2(truly Jesus himself was not baptizing, but His disciples), 3He left Judea and came again into Galilee. 4And it behooved Him to go through Samaria. 5Then He comes into a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the place which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6And the well of Jacob was there. Then Jesus having become weary from the journey, was sitting thus by the well: it was about the sixth hour.

7A woman comes from Samaria to draw water. Jesus says to her, Give me to drink. 8For His disciples had gone into the city, that they might purchase food. 9A Samaritan woman says to Him, How do you, being a Jew, ask to drink from me, being a Samaritan woman? 10And Jesus responded and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and the one who is speaking to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. 11The woman says to Him, Sir, thou hast no windlass, and the well is deep: whence hast thou living water? 12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself and his sons, and his herds, drank of it? 13Jesus responded and said to her, Every one drinking of this water shall thirst again: 14but whosoever may drink of the water that I shall give to him shall never thirst; but the water which I shall give to him shall be in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.

15Then the woman says to Him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. 16He says to her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17The woman responded and said, I have no husband. Jesus says to her, Well didst thou say, I have no husband: 18for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: thou hast spoken this truly. 19The woman says to Him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where it behooveth to worship. 21Jesus says to her, Believe me, woman, that the hour cometh, you will worship the Father neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. 22You worship, you know not what: we worship that which we know: because salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such worshiping Him. 24God is a Spirit, and it behooveth those who worship Him to worship in spirit and in truth. 25The woman says to Him, I know that Messiah cometh (who is called Christ): when He may come, He will proclaim to us all things. 26Jesus says to her, I who speak to thee am He.

The Disciples Return and Marvel

27And at this time His disciples came, and were wondering because He was speaking with the woman; no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why do you speak with her? 28Then the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and says to the men, 29Come hither, see the man who told me all things which I did: Is not He the Christ? 30They came out from the city, and came to Him.

31Meanwhile His disciples were asking Him, saying, Master eat. 32He said to them, I have meat to eat, which you know not. 33Then His disciples were speaking to one another, Whether has any one brought Him something to eat? 34Jesus says to them, My food is that I may do the will of Him that sent me, and finish His work. 35Do you not say, That it is yet four months, and the harvest cometh? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and see the fields, because they are white unto the harvest 36already. He that reapeth receiveth reward, and gathereth fruit unto eternal life; in order that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. 37For in this the word is true, that there is one sowing, and another reaping. 38I have sent you to reap that upon which you have never labored: others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.

Many Samaritans Believe

39But many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him through the word of the woman, testifying that, He told me all things which I did. Then when the Samaritans came to Him they asked Him to abide with them: 40and He remained there two days: 41and many more believed on Him through His word; 42and they continued to say to the woman, We no longer believe through your talk; for we have heard and we know that He is truly the Savior of the world.

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

43And after two days He departed thence into Galilee. 44And Jesus Himself witnessed, that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45And when He came into Galilee, Galileans received Him, having seen all things which He did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also came to the feast.

46Then He came again into Cana of Galilee, where He turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royalist, whose son was sick in Capernaum; 47he having heard that Jesus has come out of Judea into Galilee, came away to Him, and continued to ask Him that He may come down and heal his son; for He was about to die. 48Then Jesus said to him, Unless you may see signs and wonders, you can not believe. 49The nobleman says to Him, Lord, come down before my little child dies. 50Jesus says to him, Go; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus spoke to him, and departed. 51And he already coming down, the servants met him, and reported, that the child lives. 52Then he inquired the hour at which he began to improve; and they said to him, The fever left him at the seventh hour yesterday. 53Then the father knew that it was at that hour at which Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth: and he and all his house believed. 54Jesus, having again come out of Judea into Galilee, wrought this second miracle.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

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