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1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more fol- lowers than John, 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John,
2 although Jesus himself did not baptize people, but his followers did. 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard about him, so he left Judea and went back to Galilee. 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 But on the way he had to go through the country of Samaria. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 In Samaria Jesus came to the town called Sychar, which is near the field 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 Jacob's well was there. Jesus was tired from his long trip, so he sat down beside the well. It was about twelve o'clock noon. 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 When a Samaritan woman came to the well to get some water, Jesus said to her, "Please give me a drink." 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
8 (This happened while Jesus' followers were in town buying some food.) 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The woman said, "I am surprised that you ask me for a drink, since you are a Jewish man and I am a Samaritan woman." (Jewish people are not friends with Samaritans.n) 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 said, "If you only knew the free gift of God and who it is that is asking you for water, 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, "Sir, where will you get this living water? The well is very deep, and you have nothing to get water with. 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 Jacob, our father, who gave us this well and drank from it himself along with his sons and flocks?" 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, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty. The water I give will become a spring of water gushing up inside that person, giving 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 I will never be thirsty again and will not have to come back here to get more 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 Jesus told her, "Go get your husband and come back here." 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17 The woman answered, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right to say you 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 Really you have had five husbands, and the man you live with now is not your husband. You told the truth." 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, "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that Jerusalem is the place where people must 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, "Believe me, woman. The time is coming when neither in Jerusalem nor on this mountain will you actually 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 Samaritans worship something you don't understand. We understand what we worship, because 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 The time is coming when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, and that time is here already. You see, the Father too is actively seeking such people to worship him. 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 those 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, "I know that the Messiah is coming." (Messiah is the One called Christ.) "When the Messiah comes, he will explain everything to us." 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
26 Then Jesus said, "I am he -- I, the one talking to you." 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
27 Just then his followers came back from town and were surprised to see him talking with a woman. But none of them asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking 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 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to town. She 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 told me everything I ever did. Do you think he might be the Christ?" 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?"
30 So the people left the town and went to see Jesus. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile, his followers were begging him, "Teacher, eat something." 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
32 But Jesus answered, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about." 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
33 So the followers asked themselves, "Did somebody already bring him food?" 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
34 Jesus said, "My food is to do what the One who sent me wants me to do and to finish his work. 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
35 You have a saying, 'Four more months till harvest.' But I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields ready for harvest now. 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 Already, the one who harvests is being paid and is gathering crops for eternal life. So the one who plants and the one who harvests celebrate at the same time. 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 Here the saying is true, 'One person plants, and another harvests.' 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.
38 I sent you to harvest a crop that you did not work on. Others did the work, and you get to finish up 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 Many of the Samaritans in that town believed in Jesus because of what the woman said: "He told me 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 When the Samaritans came to Jesus, they begged him to stay with them, so he stayed there two more 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 the things he said. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, "First we believed in Jesus because of your speech, but now we believe because we heard him ourselves. We know that this man really is 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 Two days later, Jesus left and went to Galilee. 43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 (Jesus had said before that a prophet is not respected in his own country.) 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
45 When Jesus arrived in Galilee, the people there welcomed him. They had seen all the things he did at the Passover Feast in Jerusalem, because they had been there, too. 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 Jesus went again to visit Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. One of the king's important officers lived in the city of Capernaum, and his 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 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to Jesus and begged him to come to Capernaum and heal his son, because his son was almost dead. 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 Jesus said to him, "You people must see signs and miracles before you will believe in me." 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
49 The officer said, "Sir, come before my child dies." 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50 Jesus answered, "Go. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and went home. 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 On the way the man's servants came and met him and told him, "Your son is alive." 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 The man asked, "What time did my son begin to get well?" They answered, "Yesterday at one o'clock 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 The father knew that one o'clock was the exact time that Jesus had said, "Your son will live." So the man and all the people who lived in his house believed in Jesus. 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 That was the second miracle Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee. 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.