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John 4

ESV 1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John NIV 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, ESV 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), NIV 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. ESV 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. NIV 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. ESV 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. NIV 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. ESV 5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. NIV 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. ESV 6 Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. NIV 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. ESV 7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." NIV 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" ESV 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) NIV 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) ESV 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) NIV 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. ) ESV 10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." NIV 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." ESV 11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? NIV 11 "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? ESV 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock." NIV 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?" ESV 13 Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, NIV 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, ESV 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." NIV 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." ESV 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water." NIV 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." ESV 16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." NIV 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back." ESV 17 The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, 'I have no husband'; NIV 17 "I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband. ESV 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true." NIV 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." ESV 19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. NIV 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. ESV 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship." NIV 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem." ESV 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. NIV 21 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. ESV 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. NIV 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. ESV 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. NIV 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. ESV 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." NIV 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." ESV 25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things." NIV 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us." ESV 26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he." NIV 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he." ESV 27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you seek?" or, "Why are you talking with her?" NIV 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?" ESV 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, NIV 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, ESV 29 "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" NIV 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?" ESV 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him. NIV 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him. ESV 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." NIV 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something." ESV 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." NIV 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about." ESV 33 So the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?" NIV 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?" ESV 34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. NIV 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. ESV 35 Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. NIV 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. ESV 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. NIV 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. ESV 37 For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.' NIV 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. ESV 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor." NIV 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." ESV 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did." NIV 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did." ESV 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. NIV 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. ESV 41 And many more believed because of his word. NIV 41 And because of his words many more became believers. ESV 42 They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world." NIV 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." ESV 43 After the two days he departed for Galilee. NIV 43 After the two days he left for Galilee. ESV 44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) NIV 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) ESV 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast. NIV 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. ESV 46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. NIV 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. ESV 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. NIV 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. ESV 48 So Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." NIV 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe." ESV 49 The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." NIV 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies." ESV 50 Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. NIV 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed. ESV 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. NIV 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. ESV 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." NIV 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." ESV 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." And he himself believed, and all his household. NIV 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. ESV 54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee. NIV 54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.