John 4
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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

1When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus Himself did not immerse, but His disciples), 3He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And it was necessary that He should go through Samaria. 5He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; 6and Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey, was sitting thus at the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, "Give Me to drink." 8For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy bread. 9The Samaritan woman, therefore, says to Him, "How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans). 10Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the Gift of God, and Who it is, That saith to you 'Give Me to drink,' you would have asked of Him, and He would have given you living water." 11She says to Him, "Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Whence, therefore, hast Thou the living water 12Art Thou greater than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank of it, and his sons, and his cattle?" 13Jesus answered and said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14but whosoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life."

15The woman saith to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, neither come all the way hither to draw." 16He saith to her, "Go, call your husband, and come hither." 17The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus saith to her, "Well did you say, 'I have no husband;' 18for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband: this you have said truly." 19The woman says 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 is coming when ye will, neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, because salvation is from the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, indeed, the Father seeketh such to be His worshipers. 24God is a spirit; and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." 25The woman says to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming, Who is called Christ; when He cometh, He will tell us all things." 26Jesus saith to her, "I who speak to you am He."

The Disciples Return and Marvel

27And upon this came His disciples: and they were wondering that He was talking with a woman; yet no one said, "What seekest Thou?" or, "Why talkest Thou with her?" 28The woman, therefore, left her waterjar, and went away into the city, and says to the men, 29"Come, see a Man Who told me all things that I ever did: can This be the Christ?" 30They went forth out of the city, and were coming to Him.

31In the meantime the disciples were entreating Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." 32But He said to them, "I have food to eat that ye know not of." 33The disciples, therefore, said to one another, "Has any one brought Him anything to eat?" 34Jesus saith to them, "My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35Say not ye, 'There are yet four months, and the harvest is coming?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and view the fields, because they are white for harvest. 36He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal; that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. 37For in this is the saying true, 'One sows, and another reaps.' 38I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor; others have labored, and ye entered into their labor."

Many Samaritans Believe

39And many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me all that ever I did." 40When, therefore, the Samaritans came to Him, they kept asking Him to abide with them: and He abode there two days. 41And many more believed because of His word; 42and they said to the woman, "Now we no longer believe because of your saying; for we ourselves have heard, and know that This is, in truth, the Savior of the world."

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

43And, after the two days, He went forth thence into Galilee; 44for Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45When, therefore, He came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went to the feast.

46He came, therefore, again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47This man, having heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, went to Him, and was asking Him, that He would come down, and heal his son, for he was about to die. 48Jesus, therefore, said to him, "Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." 49The nobleman says to Him, "Sir, Come down, before my child die!" 50Jesus saith to him, "Go your way; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spake to him, and went his way. 51And, as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son was living. 52He inquired of them, therefore, the hour when he began to mend. They said, therefore, to him, "Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him." 53The father, therefore, knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives;" and he himself believed, and his whole house. 54This again is a second sign that Jesus did, after having come out of Judaea into Galilee.

Worrell New Testament (1904)

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