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4 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and abaptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that bJacob cgave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
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.”
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.”
26 Jesus said to her, w“I who speak to you am He.”
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