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John 4:1-42

NRS 1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, "Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John" NIV 1 The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, NRS 2 —although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— NIV 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. NRS 3 he left Judea and started back to Galilee. NIV 3 When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. NRS 4 But he had to go through Samaria. NIV 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. NRS 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground 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. NRS 6 Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 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. NRS 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and 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?" NRS 8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) NIV 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) NRS 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" (Jews do not share things in common 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. ) NRS 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." NRS 11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have no bucket, 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? NRS 12 Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?" 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?" NRS 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, NRS 14 but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing 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." NRS 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming 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." NRS 16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come back." NIV 16 He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back." NRS 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. NRS 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now 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." NRS 19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet. NIV 19 "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. NRS 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem." NIV 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem." NRS 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. NIV 21 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. NRS 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. NRS 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 seeks such as these 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. NRS 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." NRS 25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us." NIV 25 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us." NRS 26 Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking to you." NIV 26 Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he." NRS 27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you want?" or, "Why are you speaking 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?" NRS 28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, NIV 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, NRS 29 "Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?" NIV 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?" NRS 30 They left the city and were on their way to him. NIV 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him. NRS 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something." NIV 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something." NRS 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." NRS 33 So the disciples said to one another, "Surely no one has brought him something to eat?" NIV 33 Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?" NRS 34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. NIV 34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. NRS 35 Do you not say, "Four months more, then comes the harvest'? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. 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. NRS 36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is 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. NRS 37 For here the saying holds true, "One sows and another reaps.' NIV 37 Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. NRS 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." NRS 39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I have ever done." 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." NRS 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. NRS 41 And many more believed because of his word. NIV 41 And because of his words many more became believers. NRS 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 truly 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."