John 4 (New American Standard)

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Jesus Goes to Galilee

1 Therefore when 1the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and 2baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although 3Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His 4disciples were), 3 He left 5Judea and went away 6again into Galilee. 4 And He had to pass through 7Samaria. 5 So He came to a city of 8Samaria called Sychar, near 9the parcel of ground that 10Jacob gave to his son Joseph ; 6 and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about athe sixth hour.

The Woman of Samaria

7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." 8 For His 11disciples had gone away into 12the city to buy food. 9 Therefore the 13Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman ?" (For 14Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you 15living water." 11 She said to Him, "bSir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep ; where then do You get that 16living water? 12 "You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who 17gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle ?" 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again ; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him 18shall never thirst ; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to 19eternal life." 15 The woman said to Him, "cSir, 20give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw." 16 He said to her, "Go, call your husband and come here." 17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have correctly said, 'I have no husband '; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband ; this you have said truly." 19 The woman said to Him, "dSir, I perceive that You are 21a prophet. 20 "22Our fathers worshiped in 23this mountain, and you people say that 24in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, 25an hour is coming when 26neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 "27You worship what you do not know ; we worship what we know, for 28salvation is from the Jews. 23 "But 29an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father 30in spirit and truth ; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 "God is espirit, and those who worship Him must worship 31in spirit and truth." 25 The woman said to Him, "I know that 32Messiah is coming (33He who is called Christ ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us." 26 Jesus said to her, "34I who speak to you am He." 27 At this point His 35disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, "What do You seek ?" or, "Why do You speak with her?" 28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, 29 "Come, see a man 36who told me all the things that I have done ; 37this is not fthe Christ, is it?" 30 They went out of the city, and were coming to Him. 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, "38Rabbi, eat." 32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." 33 So the 39disciples were saying to one another, "No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?" 34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to 40do the will of Him who sent Me and to 41accomplish His work. 35 "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest '? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white 42for harvest. 36 "Already he who reaps is receiving 43wages and is gathering 44fruit for 45life eternal ; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 "For in this case the saying is true, '46One sows and another reaps.' 38 "I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored ; others have labored and you have entered into their labor."

The Samaritans

39 From 47that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "48He told me all the things that I have done." 40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of His word ; 42 and they were saying to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed 49the Savior of the world." 43 After 50the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that 51a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, 52having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast ; for they themselves also went to the feast.

Healing a Nobleman's Son

46 Therefore He came again to 53Cana of Galilee 54where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at 55Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come 56out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son ; for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see g57signs and 58wonders, you simply will not believe." 49 The royal official said to Him, "hSir, come down before my child dies." 50 Jesus said to him, "59Go ; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off. 51 As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his ison was living. 52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, "Yesterday at the jseventh hour the fever left him." 53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives "; and he himself believed and 60his whole household. 54 This is again a 61second ksign that Jesus performed when He had 62come out of Judea into Galilee.
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