1 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was
making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself
baptized not, but his disciples), 3 he left Judea, and departed again into
Galilee. 4 And he must needs pass through Samaria. 5 So he cometh to a
city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave
to his son Joseph: 6 and Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being
wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her,
Give me to drink. 8 For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy
food. 9 The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto 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 unto 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. 11 The woman saith unto 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 drank thereof
himself, and his sons, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto
her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst 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 become in him a well of water springing
up unto eternal life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this
water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The
woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her,
Thou saidst well, I have no husband: 18 for thou hast had five husbands;
and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem
is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem,
shall ye worship the Father. 22 Ye worship that which ye know not: we
worship that which we know; 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 truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and
truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is
called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. 27 And
upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a
woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith
to the people, 29 Come, see a man, who told me all things that
ever I did: can this be the Christ? 30 They went out of the city,
and were coming to him. 31 In the mean while the disciples prayed him,
saying, Rabbi, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye
know not. 33 The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man
brought him aught to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to
do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. 35 Say not
ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? behold, I
say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white
already unto harvest. 36 He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth
fruit unto life eternal; that he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice
together. 37 For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another
reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others
have labored, and ye are entered into their labor. 39 And from that city
many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who
testified, He told me all things that ever I did. 40 So when the
Samaritans came unto him, they besought 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 believe, not because of thy speaking: for we
have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the
world. 43 And after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own
country. 45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him,
having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they
also went unto the feast. 46 He came therefore again unto Cana of Galilee,
where he 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 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. 48 Jesus therefore
said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the
word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now
going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son lived. 52 So he
inquired of them the hour when he began to amend. They said therefore unto
him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 So the father
knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son
liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. 54 This is again the
second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.
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