John 4
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1WHEN Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard he made many disciples, and was baptizing more people than John, 2Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples; 3He left Judaea and came again to Galilee. 4He had to go through Samaritan territory. 5Then he came to a Samaritan city, called Sychar, near the field which Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Now Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus was tired by the fatigue of the journey, and sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7And there came a woman from Samaria to draw water; and Jesus said to her, Give me water to drink. 8His disciples had entered into the city to buy food for themselves. 9The Samaritan woman said to him, How is it? You are a Jew, and yet you ask me for a drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For Jews have no social intercourse with Samaritans. 10Jesus answered and said to her, If you only knew the gift of God, and who is the man who said to you, Give me a drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. 11The woman said to him, My lord, you have no leather bucket, and no deep well; where do you get the living water? 12Why, are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and he himself drank from it, and his sons and his sheep? 13Jesus answered and said to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14But whoever drinks of the water which I give him, shall never thirst; but the same water which I give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to life everlasting.

15The woman said to him, My lord, give me of this water, so that I may not thirst again, and need not come and draw from here. 16Jesus said to her, Go and call your husband, and come here. 17She said to him, I have no husband; Jesus said to her, You said well, I have no husband; 18For you have had five husbands; and the one you now have is not your husband; what you said is true. 19Then the woman said to him, My lord, I see that you are a prophet. 20Our forefathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say the place where men must worship is in Jerusalem. 21Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the time is coming, when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem they will worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; but we worship what we do know; for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the time is coming, and it is here, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father also desires worshippers such as these. 24For God is Spirit; and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25The woman said to him, I know that the Messiah (Christ) is coming; when he is come, he will teach us everything. 26Jesus said to her, I am he, who is speaking to you.

27While he was talking, his disciples came, and they were surprised that he was talking with a married woman; but no one said to him, What do you want? or, What are you talking with her? 28The woman then left her water jar, and went to the city and said to the men, 29Come and see a man who told me everything which I have done; why, is he the Christ? 30And the men went out of the city, and came to him.

31During the interval his disciples begged him, saying, Teacher, eat. 32But he said to them, I have food to eat, of which you do not know. 33The disciples said among themselves, Why, did any man bring him something to eat? 34Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. 35Do you not say that after four months comes the harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, which have turned white and have long been ready for the harvest. 36And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruits to life everlasting; so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. 37For in this case the saying is true, One sows and another reaps. 38I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; for others labored, and you have entered into their labor.

39A great many Samaritans of that city believed in him, because of the word of that woman, who testified, He told me everything which I have done. 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them; and he stayed with them two days. 41And a great many believed in him because of his word; 42And they were saying to the woman, Henceforth it is not because of your word that we believe him; for we ourselves have heard and know, that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

43Two days later, Jesus departed thence and went to Galilee. 44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet is not honored in his own city. 45When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, for they had seen all the wonders he did at Jerusalem during the feast; for they also had come to the feast.

46Then Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was at Capernaum a servant of a king, whose son was sick. 47This man heard that Jesus had come from Judaea to Galilee; so he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son; for he was near death. 48Jesus said to him, Unless you see miracles and wonders, you will not believe. 49The king’s servant said to him, My Lord, come down before the boy is dead. 50Jesus said to him, Go, your son is healed. And the man believed the word that Jesus said to him and went away. 51And as he was going down, his servants met him and brought him good news, saying, Your son is healed. 52And he asked them, At what time was he healed? They said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him. 53And his father knew that it was at that very hour when Jesus told him, Your son is healed; so he himself believed and his whole household. 54This is again the second miracle which Jesus did, after he came from Judaea to Galilee.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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