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1 Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John,
2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples), 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 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 Now he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given 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 And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, [because he] had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. 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 draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me [water] to drink." 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 away into the town so that they could buy food.) 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, "How do you, being a Jew, ask from me [water] to drink, [since I] am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 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 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given 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 bucket and the well is deep! From where then do you get this 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 You are not greater than our father Jacob, [are you], who gave us the well and drank from it himself, and his sons and his livestock?" 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 answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again. 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 But whoever drinks of this water which I will give to him will never be thirsty for eternity, but the water which I will give to him will become in him a well of water springing up to 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 will not be thirsty or come here to draw [water]!" 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 He said to her, "Go, call your husband and come here." 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17 The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus said to her, "You have said rightly, 'I do not have a husband,' 17 "I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband.
18 for you have had five husbands, and [the one] whom you have now is not your husband; this you have said truthfully!" 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 worshiped on this mountain, and you [people] say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship." 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, "Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 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 worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is 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 an hour is coming--and now is [here]--when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such [people] [to be] his worshipers. 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, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (the one called Christ); "whenever that one comes, he will proclaim all [things] 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, the one speaking to you, am [he]. 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
27 And at this [point] his disciples came, and they were astonished that he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, "What do you seek?" or "Why are you speaking with 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 So the woman left her water jar and went away 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, see a man who told me everything I have ever done! Perhaps this one is the Christ?" 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?"
30 They went out from the town and were coming to him. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 In the meanwhile the disciples were asking him, saying, "Rabbi, eat [something]!" 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
33 So the disciples began to say to one another, "No one brought him [anything] to eat, [did they]?" 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
34 Jesus said to them, "My food is that I do the will of the one who sent me and complete his work. 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
35 Do you not say, 'There are yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already. 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 The one who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, in order that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice 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 For in this [instance] the saying is true, 'It is one who sows and another who reaps.' 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.
38 I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have worked, and you have entered into their work." 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 from that town many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me everything that I have done." 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 Samaritans came to him, they began asking him to stay with them. And he stayed 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 many more believed because of his word, 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 And they were saying to the woman, "No longer because of {what you said} do we believe, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this one is truly the Savior 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 departed from there into Galilee. 43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own homeland. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, [because they] had seen all [the things] he had done in Jerusalem at the feast (for they themselves had also come to 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 Now he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And [there] was at Capernaum a certain royal official whose son was sick. 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 This man, [when he] heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, went to him and asked that he come down and heal his son, for he was about to die. 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 So Jesus said to him, "Unless you [people] see signs and wonders, you will never believe!" 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
49 The royal official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!" 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50 Jesus said to him, "Go, your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he departed. 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 Now [as] he was going down, his slaves met him, saying that his child was alive. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 So he inquired from them the hour at which he had gotten better. Then they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." 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 So the father knew that [it was] that same hour at which Jesus said to him, "Your son will live," and he himself believed, and his whole household. 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] again a second sign Jesus performed [when he] came from Judea into Galilee. 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.