And Jesus Went Out Again from the Borders of Tyre and Sidon...
[1] [1479] And Jesus went out again from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the [2] sea of Galilee, towards the borders of Decapolis. [1480] And they brought unto him one dumb and deaf, and entreated him that he would lay his hand upon him and heal [3] him. [1481] And he drew him away from the multitude, and went away alone, and spat [4] upon his fingers, and thrust them into his ears, and touched his tongue; [1482] and looked [5] to heaven, and sighed, and said unto him, Be opened. [1483] And in that hour his ears [6] were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake with ease. [1484] And Jesus charged them much that they should not tell this to any man: but the more [7] he charged them, the more they increased in publishing, and marvelled much, [1485] and [Arabic, p.82] said, This man doeth everything well: he made the deaf to hear, and those that lacked speech to speak.

[8, 9] [1486] And while he was passing through the land of Samaria, [1487] he came to one of the cities of the Samaritans, called Sychar, beside the field which Jacob gave to Joseph to [10] his son. [1488] And there was there a spring of water of Jacob's. And Jesus was fatigued from the exertion of the way, and sat at the spring. And the time was about the [11] sixth hour. [1489] ^ [1490] And a woman of Samaria came to draw water; and Jesus said unto [12] her, Give me water, that I may drink. [1491] And his disciples had entered into the city [13] to buy for themselves food. [1492] And that Samaritan woman said unto him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask me to give thee to drink, while I am a Samaritan woman? [14] [1493] (And the Jews mingle not with the Samaritans. [1494] ) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who this is that said unto thee, Give me [15] to drink; thou wouldest ask him, and he would give thee the water of life. [1495] That woman said unto him, My Lord, thou hast no bucket, and the well is deep: from [16] whence hast thou the water of life? [1496] Can it be that thou art greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank from it, and his children, and his sheep? [17] [1497] Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst [18] again: [1498] but whosoever drinketh of the water which I shall give him shall not thirst for ever: but the water which I shall give him shall be in him a spring of water springing [19] up unto eternal life. [1499] That woman said unto him, My Lord, give me of this water, that [20] I may not thirst again, neither come and draw water from here. [1500] Jesus said unto her, [21] [Arabic, p.83] Go and call thy husband, and come hither. [1501] She said unto him, I have no [22] husband. [1502] Jesus said unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband: five husbands hast thou had, and this man whom thou hast now is not thy husband; and [23] in this thou saidst truly. [1503] That woman said unto him, My Lord, I perceive thee to [24] be a prophet. [1504] Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem [25] is the place in which worship must be. [1505] Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, an hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, shall ye worship [26] the Father. [1506] Ye worship that which ye know not: but we worship that which [27] we know: for salvation is of the Jews. [1507] But an hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: and the Father also [28] seeketh such as these worshippers. [1508] For God is a Spirit: and they that worship him [29] must worship him in spirit and in truth. [1509] That woman said unto him, I know that [30] the Messiah cometh: [1510] and when he is come, he will teach us everything. Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

[31] [1511] And while he was speaking, his disciples came; and they wondered how he would speak [1512] with a woman; but not one of them said unto him, What seekest thou? or, [32] What [1513] speakest thou with her? [1514] And the woman left her waterpot, and went to the [33] city, and said to the people, [1515] Come, and see a man who told me all that ever I did: [34] perhaps then he is the Messiah. [1516] And people went out from the city, and came to [35] him. [1517] And in the mean while his disciples besought him, and said unto him, Our [36, 37] master, eat. [1518] And he said unto them, I have food to eat that ye know not. [1519] And the disciples said amongst themselves, Can any one have brought him aught to eat? [1520] [38] [1521] Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish [39] [Arabic, p.84] his work. [1522] Said ye not that after four months cometh the harvest? behold, I therefore say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and behold the lands, [40] that they have become white, and the harvest is already come. [1523] [1524] And he that reapeth receiveth his wages, and gathereth the fruit of eternal life; [1525] and the sower and [41] the reaper rejoice together. [1526] For in this is found the word of truth, One soweth, and [42] another reapeth. [1527] And I sent you to reap that in which ye have not laboured: others laboured, and ye have entered on their labour.

[43] [1528] And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the words [44] of that woman, who testified and said, He told me all that ever I did. [1529] And when those Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them; and he [45, 46] abode with them two days. [1530] And many believed in him because of his word; [1531] and they said to that woman, Now not because of thy saying have we believed in him: we have heard and known that this truly is the Messiah, the Saviour of the world.

[47, 48] [1532] And after two days Jesus went out thence and departed to Galilee. [1533] And Jesus [49] testified that a prophet is not honoured in his own city. [1534] And when he came to Galilee, the Galilæans received him.


[1479] Mark 7:31.

[1480] Mark 7:32.

[1481] Mark 7:33.

[1482] Mark 7:34.

[1483] Mark 7:35.

[1484] Mark 7:36.

[1485] Mark 7:37.

[1486] John 4:4.

[1487] John 4:5.

[1488] John 4:6.

[1489] Lit. six hours (cf. Syr.).

[1490] John 4:7.

[1491] John 4:8.

[1492] John 4:9.

[1493] John 4:10.

[1494] For the form cf. below, 34, 40.

[1495] John 4:11.

[1496] John 4:12.

[1497] John 4:13.

[1498] John 4:14.

[1499] John 4:15.

[1500] John 4:16.

[1501] John 4:17.

[1502] John 4:18.

[1503] John 4:19.

[1504] John 4:20.

[1505] John 4:21.

[1506] John 4:22.

[1507] John 4:23.

[1508] John 4:24.

[1509] John 4:25.

[1510] John 4:26.

[1511] John 4:27.

[1512] Or, was speaking.

[1513] But see note to 7, 38.

[1514] John 4:28.

[1515] John 4:29.

[1516] John 4:30.

[1517] John 4:31.

[1518] John 4:32.

[1519] John 4:33.

[1520] The text is uncertain.

[1521] John 4:34.

[1522] John 4:35.

[1523] Or, come beforehand.

[1524] John 4:36.

[1525] So in the Arabic, contrary to the usual practice of this writer (cf. 6, 19).

[1526] John 4:37.

[1527] John 4:38.

[1528] John 4:39.

[1529] John 4:40.

[1530] John 4:41.

[1531] John 4:42.

[1532] John 4:43.

[1533] John 4:44.

[1534] John 4:45a.

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