1 Now when Jesus realized that the Pharisees had heard he was making and baptizing more disciples than John
5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob's Well was also there, and Jesus, tired out by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
9 The Samaritan woman asked him, "How can you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" Because Jews do not have anything to do with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."
11 The woman told him, "Sir, you don't have a bucket, and the well is deep. Where are you going to get this living water?
12 You're not greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it, along with his sons and his flocks, are you?"
14 But whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never become thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become a well of water for him, springing up to eternal life."
15 The woman told him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I won't get thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water."
18 Jesus told her, "You are quite right in saying, "I don't have a husband,' because you have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true."
20 Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain. But you Jews say that the place where people should worship is in Jerusalem."
21 Jesus told her, "Believe me, dear lady, the hour is coming when you Samaritans will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22 You don't know what you're worshiping. We Jews know what we're worshiping, because salvation comes from the Jews.
23 Yet the time is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Indeed, the Father is looking for people like that to worship him.
25 The woman told him, "I know that the Anointed One is coming, who is being called "the Messiah'. When that person comes, he will explain everything."
27 At this point his disciples arrived, and they were astonished that he was talking to a woman. Yet no one said, "What do you want from her?" or, "Why are you talking to her?"
33 So the disciples began to say to one another, "No one has brought him anything to eat, have they?"
34 Jesus told them, "My food is doing the will of the one who sent me and completing his work.
35 You say, don't you, "In four more months the harvest will begin?' Look, I tell you, open your eyes and observe that the fields are ready for harvesting now!
36 The one who harvests is already receiving his wages and gathering a crop for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who harvests may rejoice together.
38 I have sent you to harvest what you have not worked for. Others have worked, and you have adopted their work as your own."
39 Now many of the Samaritans of that town believed in Jesus because the woman had testified, "He told me everything I've ever done."
40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there for two days.
42 They kept telling the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, because now we have heard him ourselves, and we know that he really is the Savior of the world."
45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him because they had seen everything that he had done in Jerusalem during the festival and because they, too, had gone to the festival.
46 So Jesus returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. Meanwhile, in Capernaum there was a government official whose son was ill.
47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him repeatedly to come down and heal his son, because he was about to die.
50 Jesus told him, "Go home. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and started back home.
52 So he asked them at what hour he had begun to recover, and they told him, "The fever left him yesterday at one o'clock in the afternoon."
53 Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole family.