1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
1 Now when Jesus realized that the Pharisees had heard he was making and baptizing more disciples than John
1 So when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had been told that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
2 (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
2 although it was not Jesus who did the baptizing but his disciples
2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
5 So He arrived at a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the tract of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
6 Jacob's Well was also there, and Jesus, tired out by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
6 and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (noon).
7 There *came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus *said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus told her, "Please give me a drink,"
7 Then a woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink”—
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
8 for His disciples had gone into town to buy food.
8 since his disciples had gone off into town to buy food.
8 For His disciples had gone off into the city to buy food—
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
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 and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
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."
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew [about] God’s gift [of eternal life], and who it is who says, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him [instead], and He would have given you living water (eternal life).”
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that 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 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
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?"
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
13 Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again.
13 Jesus answered her, "Everyone who drinks this water will become thirsty again.
13 Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
14 But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever!(Q) In fact, the water I will give him will become a well(f)(R) of water springing up within him for eternal life.”(S)
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."
14 But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
15 “Sir,” the woman said to Him, “give me this water so I won’t get thirsty and come here to draw water.”
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."
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not get thirsty nor [have to continually] come all the way here to draw.”
16 He *said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.”
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
16 “Go call your husband,” He told her, “and come back here.”
16 He told her, "Go and call your husband, and come back here."
16 At this, Jesus said, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus *said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’;
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
17 “I don’t have a husband,” she answered.“You have correctly said, ‘I don’t have a husband,’” Jesus said.
17 The woman answered him, "I don't have a husband."
17 The woman answered, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I do not have a husband’;
18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”
18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
18 “For you’ve had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”
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."
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
19 “Sir,” the woman replied, “I see that You are a prophet.
19 The woman told him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet!
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I see that You are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
20 Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain. But you Jews say that the place where people should worship is in Jerusalem."
20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one ought to worship is in Jerusalem [at the temple].”
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
21 Jesus told her, “Believe Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor 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.
21 Jesus replied, “Woman, believe Me, a time is coming [when God’s kingdom comes] when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
22 You don't know what you're worshiping. We Jews know what we're worshiping, because salvation comes from the Jews.
22 You [Samaritans] do not know what you worship; we [Jews] do know what we worship, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
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.
23 But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
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."
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ—the Anointed); when that One comes, He will tell us everything [we need to know].”
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
27 Just then His disciples arrived, and they were amazed that He was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do You want?” or “Why are You talking with her?”
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?"
27 Just then His disciples came, and they were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. However, no one said, “What are You asking about?” or, “Why are You talking to her?”
28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and *said to the men,
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
28 Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men,
28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to town. She told people,
28 Then the woman left her water jar, and went into the city and began telling the people,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I've ever done! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"
29 “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done! Can this be the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed)?”
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, have something to eat."
31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus [to have a meal], saying, “Rabbi (Teacher), eat.”
32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
32 But He said, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.”
32 But he told them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
32 But He told them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
33 The disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought Him something to eat?”
33 So the disciples began to say to one another, "No one has brought him anything to eat, have they?"
33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him something to eat?”
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
34 Jesus told them, "My food is doing the will of the one who sent me and completing his work.
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to completely finish His work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
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!
35 Do you not say, ‘It is still four months until the harvest comes?’ Look, I say to you, raise your eyes and look at the fields and see, they are white for harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
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.
36 Already the reaper is receiving his wages and he is gathering fruit for eternal life; so that he who plants and he who reaps may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
37 In this respect the saying is true: "One person sows, and another person harvests.'
37 For in this case the saying is true, ‘One [person] sows and another reaps.’
38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
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."
38 I sent you to reap [a crop] for which you have not worked. Others have worked and you have been privileged to reap the results of their work.”
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
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."
39 Now many Samaritans from that city believed in Him and trusted Him [as Savior] because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there for two days.
40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they asked Him to remain with them; and He stayed there two days.
41 Many more believed because of His word;
41 And many more believed because of his own word;
41 And many more believed because of what he said.
41 Many more believed in Him [with a deep, abiding trust] because of His word [His personal message to them];
42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
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."
42 and they told the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; for [now] we have heard Him for ourselves and know [with confident assurance] that this One is truly the Savior of [all] the world.”
44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
44 since Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
44 For Jesus Himself declared that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
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 came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
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 he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
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.
48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
48 Jesus told him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe."
48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you [people] see [miraculous] signs and wonders, you [simply] will not believe.”
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
49 The official told him, "Sir, please come down before my little boy dies."
49 The royal official pleaded with Him, “Sir, do come down [at once] before my child dies!”
50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
50 Jesus told him, "Go home. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and started back home.
50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son lives!” The man believed what Jesus said to him and started home.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
51 While he was still going down, his slaves met him saying that his boy was alive.
51 While he was on his way, his servants met him and told him that his child was alive.
51 As he was already going down [the road], his servants met him and reported that his son was living [and was healthy].
52 Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
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."
52 So he asked them at what time he began to get better. They said, “Yesterday during the seventh hour the fever left him.”
53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
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.
53 Then the father realized that it was at that very hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son lives”; and he and his entire household believed and confidently trusted [in Him as Savior].
54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
54 Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.
54 This is the second sign (attesting miracle) that Jesus performed [in Cana] after He had come from Judea to Galilee [revealing that He is the Messiah].
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