John 4:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true." 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.1 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain,2 but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."3 21 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming4 when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.5 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know;6 we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.7 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come8 when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit9 and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit,10 and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ)11 "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us." 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."12

The Disciples Rejoin Jesus

27 Just then his disciples returned13 and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking with her?" 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
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