Webster Bible Translation
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
1When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 3He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And he must needs go through Samaria. 5Then he cometh to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the 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 to her, Give me to drink. 8(For his disciples had gone to the city to buy provisions.) 9Then saith the woman of Samaria to 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 to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldst have asked him, and he would have given thee living water. 11The woman saith to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again: 14But whoever 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 to him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, neither come hither to draw. 16Jesus saith to her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to 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 thou hast spoken truth. 19The woman saith to him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus saith to 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 from the Jews. 23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers 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 to him, I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ; when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee am he.
The Disciples Return and Marvel
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 into the city, and saith to the men, 29Come, see a man who hath told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city, and came to him.
31In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32But he said to them, I have food to eat that ye know not of. 33Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to eat? 34Jesus saith to them, My food 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 to 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 to life eternal: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors.
Many Samaritans Believe
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 had come to 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 to 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.
Jesus Heals the Official's Son
43Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. 44For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. 45Then when he had come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to 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 had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48Then said Jesus to him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49The nobleman saith to him, Sir, come down ere my child dieth. 50Jesus saith to him, Go; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he departed. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52Then he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend: and they said to 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 to him, Thy son liveth: and he himself believed, and his whole house. 54This is again the second miracle that Jesus performed, when he had come from Judea into Galilee.