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1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John,
2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 But He needed to go through Samaria. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that 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 well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by 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 a 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 city to buy food. 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, 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 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 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 nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that 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 well, and drank from it himself, as well as 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, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting 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, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw." 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, call your husband, and come here." 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, '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 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly." 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 perceive 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 Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought 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, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, 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 know what we worship, for salvation is of 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 hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such 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 to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." 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 speak 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 marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, "What do You seek?" 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 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 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 all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?"
30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?" 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, 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 Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 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 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may 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 the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.
38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors." 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 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that 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 Samaritans had come to Him, they urged 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 own word. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, 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 Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. 43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 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 received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone 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 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick 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 he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 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, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe." 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
49 The nobleman 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 way; your son lives." So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, "Your son lives!" 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And 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 at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." 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 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee. 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.