He came to a town in Samaria called Sychar. It was near the piece of land Jacob had given his son Joseph.
Jacob's well was there. Jesus was tired from the journey. So he sat down by the well. It was about noon.
A woman from Samaria came to get some water. Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew. I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" She said this because Jews don't have anything to do with Samaritans.
Jesus answered her, "You do not know what God's gift is. And you do not know who is asking you for a drink. If you did, you would have asked him. He would have given you living water."
"Sir," the woman said, "you don't have anything to get water with. The well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
"Our father Jacob gave us the well. He drank from it himself. So did his sons and his flocks and herds. Are you more important than he is?"
Jesus answered, "All who drink this water will be thirsty again.
But anyone who drinks the water I give him will never be thirsty. In fact, the water I give him will become a spring of water in him. It will flow up into eternal life."
The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water. Then I will never be thirsty. And I won't have to keep coming here to get water."