Bible: Jn 4:4-26

Conversation With a Samaritan Woman

4:4 But he had 1  to pass through Samaria. 2  4:5 Now he came to a Samaritan town 3  called Sychar, 4  near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 5  4:6 Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside 6  the well. It was about noon. 7 

4:7 A Samaritan woman 8  came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water 9  to drink.” 4:8 (For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies. 10 ) 11  4:9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you – a Jew 12 ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water 13  to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common 14  with Samaritans.) 15 

4:10 Jesus answered 16  her, “If you had known 17  the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water 18  to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 19  4:11 Sir,” 20  the woman 21  said to him, “you have no bucket and the well 22  is deep; where then do you get this 23  living water? 24  4:12 Surely you’re not greater than our ancestor 25  Jacob, are you? For he gave us this well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock.” 26 

4:13 Jesus replied, 27 Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty 28  again. 4:14 But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, 29  but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain 30  of water springing up 31  to eternal life.” 4:15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw 32  water.” 33  4:16 He 34  said to her, “Go call your husband and come back here.” 35  4:17 The woman replied, 36 I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, 37 I have no husband,’ 38  4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with 39  now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!

4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see 40  that you are a prophet. 4:20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, 41  and you people 42  say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” 43  4:21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, 44  a time 45  is coming when you will worship 46  the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 4:22 You people 47  worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. 48  4:23 But a time 49  is coming – and now is here 50  – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks 51  such people to be 52  his worshipers. 53  4:24 God is spirit, 54  and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 4:25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming(the one called Christ); 55  “whenever he 56  comes, he will tell 57  us everything.” 58  4:26 Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”

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