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1 Now when it was clear to the Lord that word had come to the ears of the Pharisees that Jesus was making more disciples than John and was giving them baptism 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John,
2 (Though, in fact, it was his disciples who gave baptism, not Jesus himself), 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 He went out of Judaea into Galilee again. 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 So he came to a town of Samaria which was named Sychar, near to the bit of land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph: 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's fountain was there. Jesus, being tired after his journey, was resting by the fountain. It was about the sixth hour. 6 Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to get water, and Jesus said to her, Give me some water. 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
8 For his disciples had gone to the town to get food. 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The woman of Samaria said to him, Why do you, a Jew, make a request for water to me, a woman of Samaria? She said this because Jews have nothing to do with the people of Samaria. 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. )
10 In answer Jesus said, If you had knowledge of what God gives freely and who it is who says to you, Give me water, you would make your prayer to him, and he would give you living water. 10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
11 The woman said to him, Sir, you have no vessel and the fountain is deep; from where will you get the living water? 11 "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave us the fountain and took the water of it himself, with his children and his cattle? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"
13 Jesus said to her, Everyone who takes this water will be in need of it again: 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 But whoever takes the water I give him will never be in need of drink again; for the water I give him will become in him a fountain of eternal life. 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
15 The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be in need again of drink and will not have to come all this way for it. 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water."
16 Jesus said to her, Go, get your husband and come back here with him. 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17 In answer, the woman said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have said rightly, I have no husband: 17 "I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband.
18 You have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband: that was truly said. 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 The woman said to him, Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
20 Our fathers gave worship on this mountain, but you Jews say that the right place for worship is in Jerusalem. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."
21 Jesus said to her, Woman, take my word for this; the time is coming when you will not give worship to the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. 21 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22 You give worship, but without knowledge of what you are worshipping: we give worship to what we have knowledge of: for salvation comes from the Jews. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
24 God is Spirit: then let his worshippers give him worship in the true way of the spirit. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
25 The woman said to him, I am certain that the Messiah, who is named Christ, is coming; when he comes he will make all things clear to us. 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
26 Jesus said to her, I, who am talking to you, am he. 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
27 At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her? 27 Just then his disciples returned 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 the woman put down her water-pot and went into the town, and said to the people, 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
29 Come and see a man who has been talking to me of everything I ever did! Is it possible that this is the Christ? 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?"
30 So they went out of the town and came to him. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 While this was taking place, the disciples were saying to Jesus, Master, take some food. 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
32 But he said to them, I have food of which you have no knowledge. 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
33 So the disciples said one to another, Did anyone give him food? 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
34 Jesus said, My food is to do the pleasure of him who sent me and to make his work complete. 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
35 You would say, Four months from now is the time of the grain-cutting. Take a look, I say to you, at the fields; they are even now white for cutting. 35 Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
36 He who does the cutting now has his reward; he is getting together fruit for eternal life, so that he who did the planting and he who gets in the grain may have joy together. 36 Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
37 In this the saying is a true one, One does the planting, and another gets in the grain. 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.
38 I sent you to get in grain which you had no hand in planting: other men did that work, and you take the reward. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."
39 Now a number of the people of that town had faith in him because of the woman's witness: He has been talking to me of everything I ever did. 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
40 So when the people came to him they made request to him to be among them for a time, and he was there two days. 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
41 And a great number more of them came to have faith in him because of what he himself said. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 And they said to the woman, Now we have faith, but not because of your story: we ourselves have given ear to his words, and we are certain that he is truly the Saviour of the world. 42 They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."
43 And after the two days he went on from there into Galilee. 43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself said that a prophet has no honour in the country of his birth. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans took him to their hearts because of the things which they had seen him do in Jerusalem at the feast--they themselves having been there at the feast. 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there.
46 So he came to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain man of high position whose son was ill at Capernaum. 46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.
47 When it came to his ears that Jesus had come from Judaea into Galilee, he went to him and made a request that he would come down to his son, who was near to death, and make him well. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
48 Then Jesus said to him, You will not have faith if you do not see signs and wonders. 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
49 The man said, Sir, come down before my boy is dead. 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50 And Jesus said, Go in peace; your son is living. The man had faith in the word which Jesus said to him and went away. 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 And while he was going down, his servants came to him and said, Your boy is living. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 So he put a question to them as to the hour when he became better; and they said to him, The disease went from him yesterday at the seventh hour. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour."
53 It was clear then to the father that this was the very time at which Jesus said to him, Your son is living. And he had faith in Jesus, he and all his family. 53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and all his household believed.
54 Now this is the second sign which Jesus did after he had come out of Judaea into Galilee. 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.