John 4




1 Jesus therefore knowing the Pharisees had heard that he made more disciples, and baptized more than John,
2 (though Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples) he left Judea,
3 and returned into Galilee.
4 but being obliged to pass through Samaria,
5 he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the piece of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat him down by the well: it being about the sixth hour.
7 where a woman of Samaria being come to draw water, Jesus said to her, give me to drink.
8 for his disciples were gone away to the city to buy provisions.
9 but the woman of Samaria said to him, how is it that you who are a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a Samaritan? (for the Jews have no friendly intercourse with the Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, if you knew the dispensation of God, and who it is that says to you, give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
11 sir, said the woman, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then can you get that living water?
12 are you wiser than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, as well as his children, and cattle?
13 Jesus answered her, they that drink of this water, will be thirsty again:
14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst: for the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a fountain springing up to everlasting life.
15 sir, replied the woman, give me this water, that I may never be adry, nor come hither to draw more.
16 go, call your husband, said Jesus, and come again.
17 the woman answered, I have no husband. Jesus replied, you were in the right to say you have no husband:
18 for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have, is not your husband: in that you said true.
19 the woman said to him, sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20 our fathers worshipped upon this mountain; and you say, that Jerusalem is the place where we ought to perform our worship.
21 Jesus said to her, woman, believe me, the time is coming when it shall be neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem that ye shall worship the father.
22 ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is from the Jews.
23 but the time is coming, nay, is very nigh, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for they are the worshippers which he requires.
24 God is a spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 then said the woman to him, I know that the Messias (that is to say the Christ) is to come, and when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus said to her, I that am talking with you am he.
27 Upon this his disciples came, and were surpriz'd at his conversing with the woman: yet none of them said, what did you ask her? or, why do you talk with her?
28 the woman then left her water-pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people, come,
29 see a man who told me all that ever I have done: is not this the Christ?
30 so they went out of the city, and came to him.
31 In the mean while his disciples invited him, saying, pray master, eat.
32 but he answered them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of:
33 upon which the disciples said one to another, hath any man brought him any thing to eat?
34 Jesus said to them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 is it not a common saying, "t'other four months, and then comes harvest?" lift up your eyes now, I say, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 he that reapeth, receiveth wages, by gathering fruit unto life eternal: that the sower, and the reaper, may both rejoice together.
37 upon this occasion, that saying is verified, "one soweth, and another reapeth."
38 I sent you to reap where you bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and you are entred into their labours.
39 Now many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, for that testimony which the woman gave him, "he told me all that ever I did."
40 so that when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired him to stay with them: and he stay'd there two days.
41 and many more believed, for having heard him speak himself: and said to the woman,
42 now it is not for what you have said, that we believe: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the saviour of the world, the Christ.
43 Two days after, he departed thence, and went into Galilee:
44 (tho' Jesus himself had declared, that a prophet is not honoured in his own country.)
45 when he was come into Galilee, he was well received by the Galileans, who had seen all that he did at Jerusalem during the feast: for they likewise went to the feast.
46 Jesus went therefore a second time to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. now a certain nobleman was there, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 who having heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went there to desire him to come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 but Jesus said to him, except you see signs and miracles, you will not believe.
49 the nobleman said to him, sir, pray come down before my child be dead.
50 go thy way, said Jesus: thy son is well. and the man believed what Jesus had said to him, and went his way.
51 as he was upon the road, his servants met him, and acquainted him, that his son was well.
52 then he enquired of them the hour when he began to mend: and they answered, yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53 so the father knew that it was at the very same hour, at which Jesus said to him, thy son is well. and he himself believed, and all his family.
54 Jesus did this second miracle when he return'd from Judea to Galilee.