John 4




1 When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 though Jesus himself indeed baptized not, but his disciples,
3 he left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4 And it was necessary that he should pass through Samaria.
5 He came, therefore, to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the lot which Jacob gave his son Joseph.
6 And Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being fatigued with travelling sat thus by the well; it was about the sixth hour [noon].
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, Give me a drink;
8 for his disciples had gone away into the city to buy provisions.
9 Then the Samaritan woman said to him, How do you, being a Jew, ask a drink of me, who am a Samaritan? for the Jews do no business with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.
11 The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; whence then have you the living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and who drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said to her, Every one that drinks of this water will thirst again;
14 but whoever drinks of the water which I will give him shall never thirst; but the water which I will give him shall be in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.
15 The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, nor come here to draw.
16 He said to her, Go and call your husband, and come here.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have said well, I have no husband;
18 for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband. In this you have spoken truly.
19 The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus said to her, Believe me, woman, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, you shall worship the Father.
22 You worship what you know not; we worship what we know; for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit, and those that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
25 The woman said to him, I know that the Messiah is coming, called Christ; when he comes he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus said to her, I that speak to you am [the Messiah].
27 And upon this his disciples came, and wondered that he talked with the woman; but no one said to him, What do you seek? or why do you talk with her?
28 Then the woman left her bucket, and went to the city, and said to the men,
29 Come and see a man who has told me all things which I have done; is this the Christ?
30 They came out from the city and came to him.
31 In the meantime the disciples asked him saying, Rabbi, eat.
32 But he said to them, I have food to eat which you know not of.
33 Then the disciples said one to another, Has any one brought him food to eat?
34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Do you not say, There are yet four months, and the harvest comes? behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and see the fields; for they are white for a harvest.
36 Already he that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for life eternal, that he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
37 For in this is the saying true; He that sows is one, and he that reaps is another.
38 I have sent you to reap that on which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.
39 And many of the Samaritans in that city believed on him, on account of the word of the woman, testifying, He told me all things which I have done.
40 When, therefore, the Samaritans came to him, they desired him to remain with them; and he remained there two days.
41 And many more believed on account of his word,
42 and said to the woman, We no longer believe on account of your report, for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is truly the Saviour of the world.
43 AND after two days he departed thence to Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet is without honor in his native country.
45 When, therefore, he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all that he did at Jerusalem at the feast; for they also came to the feast.
46 Then he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 Hearing that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and desired him to come down and cure his son, for he was about to die.
48 Then Jesus said to him, Unless you see miracles and prodigies you will not believe.
49 The nobleman said to him, Lord, come down before my child dies.
50 Jesus said to him, Go; your son lives. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went.
51 And as he was now going down his servants met him, and told, saying, Your child lives.
52 Then he inquired of them the hour in which he became better. Then they said to him, The fever left him yesterday, at the seventh hour.
53 Then the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives; and he believed, and all his house.
54 This second miracle did Jesus, having come from Judea into Galilee.