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1 Now as soon as the Master was aware that the Pharisees had heard it said, "Jesus is gaining and baptizing 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 them, but His disciples did-- 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 He left Judaea and returned to Galilee. 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 His road lay through Samaria, 4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 and so He came to Sychar, a town in Samaria near the piece of land 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 Jacob's Well was there: and accordingly Jesus, tired out with His journey, sat down by the well to rest. It was about six o'clock in the evening. 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 Presently there came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus asked her to give Him 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 were gone to the town to buy provisions. 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 "How is it," replied the woman, "that a Jew like you asks me, who am a woman and a Samaritan, for water?" (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 "If you had known God's free gift," replied Jesus, "and who it is that said to you, `Give me some 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 "Sir," she said, "you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; so where can you get the living water from? 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 forefather Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank from it, as did also his sons 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 "Every one," replied Jesus, "who drinks any of this water will be thirsty again; 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks any of the water that I shall give him will never, never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become a fountain within him of water springing up for the Life of the Ages." 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 "Sir," said the woman, "give me that water, that I may never be thirsty, nor continually come all the way here to draw from the well." 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 "Go and call your husband," said Jesus; "and come back." 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17 "I have no husband," she replied. "You rightly say that you have no husband," said Jesus; 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 man you have at present is not your husband. You have spoken the truth in saying that." 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 "Sir," replied the woman, "I see that you are a Prophet. 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
20 Our forefathers worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where people must 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 "Believe me," said Jesus, "the time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor 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 worship One of whom you know nothing. We worship One whom we know; 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 a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the true worshippers will worship the Father with true spiritual worship; for indeed the Father desires such worshippers. 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 bring Him true spiritual worship." 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
25 "I know," replied the woman, "that Messiah is coming--`the Christ,' as He is called. When He has come, He will tell us everything." 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
26 "I am He," said Jesus--"I who am now talking to you." 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
27 Just then His disciples came, and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. Yet not one of them asked Him, "What is your wish?" 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 however, leaving her pitcher, went away to the town, and called the people. 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
29 "Come," she said, "and see a man who has told me everything I have ever done. Can this be the Christ, do you think?" 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?"
30 They left the town and set out to go to Him. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Jesus. "Rabbi," they said, "eat something." 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
32 "I have food to eat," He replied, "of which you do not know." 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
33 So the disciples began questioning one another. "Can it be," they said, "that some one has brought Him something to eat?" 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent me, and fully to accomplish 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, `It wants four months yet to the harvest'? But look round, I tell you, and observe these plains-- they are already ripe for the sickle. 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 reaper gets pay and gathers in a crop in preparation for the Life of the Ages, that so the sower and the reapers 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 it is in this that you see the real meaning of the saying, `The sower is one person, and the reaper is another.' 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.
38 I sent you to reap a harvest which is not the result of your own labours. Others have laboured, and you are getting benefit from their labours." 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 Of the Samaritan population of that town a good many believed in Him because of the woman's statement when she declared, "He has told me all that I have ever 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 When however the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him on all sides 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 Then a far larger number of people believed because of His own words, 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe in Him simply because of your statements; for we have now heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is 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 After the two days He departed, and went into Galilee; 43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 though Jesus Himself declared that a Prophet has no honour in his own country. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
45 When however He reached Galilee, the Galilaeans welcomed Him eagerly, having been eye-witnesses of all that He had done in Jerusalem at the Festival; for they also had been to the Festival. 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 once more to Cana in Galilee, where He had made the water into wine. Now there was a certain officer of the King's court 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 Having heard that Jesus had come from Judaea to Galilee, he came to Him and begged Him to go down and cure 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 "Unless you and others see miracles and marvels," said Jesus, "nothing will induce you to believe." 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
49 "Sir," pleaded the officer, "come down before my child dies." 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50 "You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home; 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 and he was already on his way down when his servants met him and told him that his son was alive and well. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 So he inquired of them at what hour he had shown improvement. "Yesterday, about seven o'clock," they replied, "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 Then the father recollected that that was the time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son has recovered," and he and his whole household became believers. 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 is the second miracle that Jesus performed, after coming from Judaea into Galilee. 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.