Parallel Bible results for John 4:4-14

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John 4:4-14

MSG 4 To get there, he had to pass through Samaria. NIV 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. MSG 5 He came into Sychar, a Samaritan village that bordered the field Jacob had given 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. MSG 6 Jacob's well was still there. Jesus, worn out by the trip, sat down at the well. It was 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. MSG 7 A woman, a Samaritan, came to draw water. Jesus said, "Would you give me a drink of water?" NIV 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" MSG 8 (His disciples had gone to the village to buy food for lunch.) NIV 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) MSG 9 The Samaritan woman, taken aback, asked, "How come you, a Jew, are asking me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" (Jews in those days wouldn't be caught dead talking to 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. ) MSG 10 Jesus answered, "If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, 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." MSG 11 The woman said, "Sir, you don't even have a bucket to draw with, and this well is deep. So how are you going to get this '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? MSG 12 Are you a better man than our ancestor Jacob, who dug this well and drank from it, he and his sons and livestock, and passed it down to us?" 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?" MSG 13 Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. NIV 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, MSG 14 Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst - not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless 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."