4 When Jesus s knew that the * Pharisees t heard He was making u and baptizing more disciples than John v 2 (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea w and went again to Galilee. x 4 He had to travel through Samaria, y 5 so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property z that Jacob a had given his son Joseph. b 6 Jacob’s well c was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening. d
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. e
11 “Sir,” l said the woman, “You don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do You get this ‘living water’? 12 You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, m are You? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.”
13 Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. 14 But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! n In fact, the water I will give him will become a well o p of water springing up within him for eternal life.” q
21 Jesus told her, “Believe Me, * woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans u worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews. v 23 But an hour is coming, and is now here, w when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. 24 God is spirit, x and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” y
26 “I am He,” c Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.”
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?”
28 Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?” d 30 They left the town and made their way to Him. e
34 “My food is to do the will of Him g who sent Me h and to finish His work,” i Jesus told them. 35 “Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open j your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready k for harvest. 36 The reaper is already receiving pay and gathering fruit for eternal life, l so the sower and reaper can rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ m 38 I sent you to reap what you didn’t labor for; others have labored, and you have benefited from n their labor.”
39 Now many Samaritans o from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said p when she testified, q “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 Therefore, when the Samaritans came to Him, r they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of what He said. s 42 And they told the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior t of the world.” u
43 After two days He left there for Galilee. v 44 Jesus Himself testified w that a prophet has no honor in his own country. x 45 When y they entered Galilee, the Galileans z welcomed Him because they had seen everything He did in Jerusalem a during the festival. b For they also had gone to the festival.
46 Then He went again to Cana c of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum. d 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea e into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to come down and heal his son, for he was about to die.
49 “Sir,” h the official said to Him, “come down before my boy dies!”
50 “Go,” Jesus told him, “your son will live.” The man believed what i Jesus said to him and departed.
51 While he was still going down, his * slaves met him saying that his boy was alive. 52 He asked them at what time he got better. “Yesterday at seven in the morning j the fever left him,” they answered. 53 The father k realized this was the very hour at which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” Then he himself believed, along with his whole household.
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