John 4
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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

1Therefore when the Lord knew, the pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2(though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but his disciples,) 3He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And as He must pass through the country of Samaria, He came to a Samaritan city called Sichar, 5near the piece of ground which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6And Jacob's well was there. Now Jesus was tired with his journey, and sat down at the well: and it was about the sixth hour of the day,

7when a woman of Samaria coming to draw water, Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8(For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy food.) 9But the Samaritan saith unto Him, How is it that thou who art a Jew askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan? for the Jews have no friendly intercourse with the Samaritans. 10Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldst 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: whence then hast thou the 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 unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water, will thirst again; 14but he that drinketh of the water which I shall give him, shall never thirst: but the water, which I shall give him, will be in him a fountain of water springing up unto eternal life.

15The woman saith unto Him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. 16Jesus saith unto her, Go call thine husband, and come hither. 17The woman answered, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Thou hast said right, I have no husband: 18for thou hast had five husbands; and he, whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: this thou hast said true. 19The woman saith unto Him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the time is coming, when ye shall worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22Ye worship ye know not what; but we worship what we know: for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the time is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father requireth such worshippers of Him. 24God is a spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship in spirit and truth. 25Then saith the woman unto Him, I know that the Messiah, that is to say the Christ, is coming; and when He comes, He will tell us all things. 26Jesus saith unto her, I, who am talking to thee, am He.

The Disciples Return and Marvel

27And upon this came his disciples and wondered that He talked with the woman: (though none of them said, What dost thou seek? or, Why dost thou talk with her?) 28therefore the woman left her water-pot, and went away into the city, 29and saith to the people, Come, see a man who hath told me all that ever I did; is not this the Christ? 30They therefore went out of the city, and came to Him.

31In the mean time his disciples addressed Him, saying, Master, eat. 32But He said unto them, I have food to eat, which ye know not of. 33Therefore the disciples said one to another, Hath any one brought Him aught to eat? 34Jesus saith unto them, My food is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Do not ye say, it is yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, lift up your eyes, and see the fields, they are already white for harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth the fruit together unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together; 37for herein the saying is verified, that one soweth, and another reapeth, 38in as much as I have sent you to reap that on which ye have not laboured: others have laboured, and ye are entered into their labors.

Many Samaritans Believe

39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him, because of what the woman said, testifying, He told me all that ever I did. 40Therefore when the Samaritans came to Him, they desired Him to stay with them: and He staid there two days. 41And many more believed on account of his own discourse: 42and said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of what thou hast spoken; for we ourselves have heard Him, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

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

43And after two days he departed thence, and went into Cana of Galilee. 44For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. 45And when He was come into Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast.

46Therefore Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where He had made the water wine. 47And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum: who, when he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, went to Him, and intreated Him, that he would come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders ye will not believe. 49The nobleman saith unto Him, Lord, come down before my child die. 50Jesus saith unto him, Go, thy son is well. And the man believed what Jesus said unto him, and went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, Thy son is well. 52He inquired therefore of them the hour in which he grew better: and they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53So the father knew that it was in that same hour, in which Jesus said to him, Thy son is well. And he and his whole family believed. 54This is the second miracle that Jesus wrought, upon coming out of Judea into Galilee.

Worsley's New Testament (1770)

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