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John 4:1–42

Christ Witnesses to the Woman at the Well

4 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and abaptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria.

So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that bJacob cgave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For dJews have no dealings with eSamaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the fgift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you gliving water.”

11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but hwhoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him iwill become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

15 jThe woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”

Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, kI perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on lthis mountain, and you Jews say that in mJerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”

21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming nwhen you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship owhat you do not know; we know what we worship, for psalvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will qworship the Father in rspirit sand truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 tGod is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah uis coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, vHe will tell us all things.”

26 Jesus said to her, w“I who speak to you am He.”

Christ Witnesses to the Disciples

27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”

28 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29 “Come, see a Man xwho told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”

32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”

33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”

34 Jesus said to them, y“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to zfinish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes athe harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, bfor they are already white for harvest! 36 cAnd he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that dboth he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: e‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; fothers have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

Christ Witnesses to the Samaritans

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him gbecause of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own hword.

42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for iwe ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed 1the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

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