John 4




1 When therefore the Lord knew, that the Pharisees had heard, Jesus maketh and baptizeth more disciples than John,
2 (Tho' Jesus himself batized not;
3 but his disciples) He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go thro' Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria,
5 called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with the journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone to the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria to him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, If thou hadst known the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank thereof, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said to her, Whosoever drinketh of this water, will thirst again.
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, will never thirst; but the water that I shall give him, will be in him a fountain of water, springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith to her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband.
18 For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: in this thou saidst truly.
19 The woman saith to him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain: but ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith to her, Woman, Believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such worshipers.
24 God is a spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith to him, I know that the Messiah is coming, who is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee, am He.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with a woman. Yet none said, What seekest thou? Or, Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then left her water-pot, and went to the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did:
29 Is not this the Christ?
30 Then they went out of the city, and came to him.
31 In the mean time his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said to them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. The disciples said one to another, Hath any man brought him to eat?
33 Jesus saith to them,
34 My meat is, to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say ye not, There are yet four months, and the harvest cometh? Lo, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and survey the fields, for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth, receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit to life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I have sent you to reap that whereon ye have bestowed no labour: others have laboured, and ye are entered into their labour.
39 And many of the Samaritans out of that city believed on him, for the saying of the woman testifying, He told me all that ever I did.
40 So when the Samaritans were come to him, they besought him to tarry with them.
41 And he abode there two days. And many more believed,
42 because of his word, And said to the woman, We no longer believe, because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
43 After the two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
44 (Now Jesus himself had testified, That a prophet hath not honour in his own country.)
45 And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast. For they also had come to the feast.
46 So he came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him, to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
48 Jesus said to him, Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
49 The nobleman saith to him, Sir, come down, ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith to him, Go: thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus spake to him, and he went.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
52 Then he asked of them the hour when he amended. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53 So the father knew, it was at the same hour, in which Jesus had said to him, Thy son liveth. And himself believed, and his whole house.
54 This second miracle again Jesus wrought, being come out of Judea into Galilee.