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John 4

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1Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was making and baptizing more disciples than John
2(although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were),
3he left Judea and went back again to Galilee.
4But it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.
5So he came to a town of Samaria, called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6The well of Jacob was there. Jesus was tired from his journey and sat by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.”
8For his disciples had gone away into the town to buy food.
9Then the Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, are asking me, being a Samaritan woman, for something to drink?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10Jesus answered and said to her, “If you had known the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
11The woman said to him, “Sir, you do not have a bucket and the well is deep. Where then do you have the living water?
12You are not greater, are you, than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his cattle?”
13Jesus replied and said to her, “Everyone who drinks from this water will be thirsty again,
14but whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. Instead, the water that I will give him will become a fountain of water in him, springing up to eternal life.”
15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I may not become thirsty and not have to come here to draw water.”
16Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back here.”
17The woman answered and said to him, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus replied, “You are right in saying, 'I have no husband,'
18for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”
19The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet.
20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that Jerusalem is the place where people have to worship.”
21Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23However, the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to be his worshipers.
24God is Spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah is coming (the one called Christ). When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one speaking to you.”
27At that moment his disciples returned. Now they were wondering why he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you speaking with her?”
28So the woman left her water pot, went back to the town, and said to the people,
29“Come, see a man who told me everything that I have ever done. This could not be the Christ, could it?”
30They left the town and came to him.
31In the meantime, the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
33So the disciples said to each other, “No one has brought him anything to eat, have they?”
34Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.
35Do you not say, 'There are four more months and then the harvest comes'? I am saying to you, look up and see the fields, for they are already ripe for harvest!
36He who is harvesting receives wages and gathers fruit for everlasting life, so that he who sows and he who harvests may rejoice together.
37For in this the saying, 'One sows, and another harvests,' is true.
38I sent you to harvest what you have not worked for. Others have worked, and you have entered into their labor.”
39Many of the Samaritans in that city believed in him because of the report of the woman who was testifying, “He told me everything that I have done.”
40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days.
41Many more believed because of his word.
42They said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this one is indeed the savior of the world.”
43After those two days, he departed from there for Galilee.
44For Jesus himself declared that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all the things that he had done in Jerusalem at the festival, for they had also gone to the festival.
46Now he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. There was a certain royal official whose son in Capernaum was ill.
47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to Jesus and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was about to die.
48Jesus then said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”
49The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50Jesus said to him, “Go. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went away.
51While he was going down, his servants met him, saying that his son was living.
52So he asked them the hour when he began to improve. They replied to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
53Then the father realized that it was at that hour that Jesus had said to him, “Your son lives.” So he himself and his whole household believed.
54This was the second sign that Jesus did when he came out of Judea to Galilee.