John 4
King James Bible: Purple Letter EditionERP 
1When, therefore, the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2(Though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples), 3He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And He must needs go through Samaria.

5Then cometh He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the plot {parcel} of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. 6Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour. 7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her, Give Me to drink. 8(For His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food {meat}.) 9Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10Jesus answered, and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water. 11The woman saith unto Him, Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; from where {whence} then hast Thou that living water? 12Art Thou greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; 14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15The woman saith unto Him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here {hither} to draw. 16Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come here {hither}. 17The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband; 18For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that saidst thou truly. 19The woman saith unto Him, Sir, I perceive that Thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and Ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22Ye worship ye know not what. We know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. 25The woman saith unto Him, I know that Messiah cometh, Who is called Christ; when He is come, He will tell us all things. 26Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He.

27And upon this came His disciples, and marveled that He talked with the woman. Yet no man said, What seekest Thou? Or, Why talkest Thou with her? 28The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29Come, see a Man, Who told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city, and came unto Him. 31In the meanwhile His disciples besought {prayed} Him, saying, Master, eat. 32But He said unto them, I have food {meat} to eat that ye know not of. 33Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought Him anything {ought} to eat? 34Jesus saith unto them, My food {meat} is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work. 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And here {herein} is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that on which {whereon} ye bestowed no labor; other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors.

39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that ever I did. 40So when the Samaritans were come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days. 41And many more believed because of His own word; 42And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.

43Now after two days He departed from there {thence}, and went into Galilee. 44For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. 45Then when He was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went unto the feast.

46So Jesus came again into Cana, of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto Him, and besought Him that He would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49The nobleman saith unto Him, Sir, come down before my child dieth. 50Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to improve {amend}. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. 54This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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