John 4




1 When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John
2 (although Jesus Himself did not immerse, but His disciples),
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And it was necessary that He should go through Samaria.
5 He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
6 and Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey, was sitting thus at the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, "Give Me to drink."
8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy bread.
9 The Samaritan woman, therefore, says to Him, "How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans).
10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the Gift of God, and Who it is, That saith to you 'Give Me to drink,' you would have asked of Him, and He would have given you living water."
11 She says to Him, "Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Whence, therefore, hast Thou the living water
12 Art Thou greater than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank of it, and his sons, and his cattle?"
13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again;
14 but whosoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life."
15 The woman saith to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, neither come all the way hither to draw."
16 He saith to her, "Go, call your husband, and come hither."
17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus saith to her, "Well did you say, 'I have no husband;'
18 for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband: this you have said truly."
19 The woman says to Him, "Sir, I perceive that Thou art a Prophet.
20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."
21 Jesus saith to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when ye will, neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, because salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, indeed, the Father seeketh such to be His worshipers.
24 God is a spirit; and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
25 The woman says to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming, Who is called Christ; when He cometh, He will tell us all things."
26 Jesus saith to her, "I who speak to you am He."
27 And upon this came His disciples: and they were wondering that He was talking with a woman; yet no one said, "What seekest Thou?" or, "Why talkest Thou with her?"
28 The woman, therefore, left her waterjar, and went away into the city, and says to the men,
29 "Come, see a Man Who told me all things that I ever did: can This be the Christ?"
30 They went forth out of the city, and were coming to Him.
31 In the meantime the disciples were entreating Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat that ye know not of."
33 The disciples, therefore, said to one another, "Has any one brought Him anything to eat?"
34 Jesus saith to them, "My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 Say not ye, 'There are yet four months, and the harvest is coming?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and view the fields, because they are white for harvest.
36 He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal; that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
37 For in this is the saying true, 'One sows, and another reaps.'
38 I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor; others have labored, and ye entered into their labor."
39 And many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me all that ever I did."
40 When, therefore, the Samaritans came to Him, they kept asking Him to abide with them: and He abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of His word;
42 and they said to the woman, "Now we no longer believe because of your saying; for we ourselves have heard, and know that This is, in truth, the Savior of the world."
43 And, after the two days, He went forth thence into Galilee;
44 for Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45 When, therefore, He came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went to the feast.
46 He came, therefore, again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 This man, having heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, went to Him, and was asking Him, that He would come down, and heal his son, for he was about to die.
48 Jesus, therefore, said to him, "Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe."
49 The nobleman says to Him, "Sir, Come down, before my child die!"
50 Jesus saith to him, "Go your way; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spake to him, and went his way.
51 And, as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son was living.
52 He inquired of them, therefore, the hour when he began to mend. They said, therefore, to him, "Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him."
53 The father, therefore, knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives;" and he himself believed, and his whole house.
54 This again is a second sign that Jesus did, after having come out of Judaea into Galilee.