Bible: John 4:1-14

Departure From Judea

4:1 Now when Jesus 1  knew that the Pharisees 2  had heard that he 3  was winning 4  and baptizing more disciples than John 4:2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were), 5  4:3 he left Judea and set out once more for Galilee. 6 

Conversation With a Samaritan Woman

4:4 But he had 7  to pass through Samaria. 8  4:5 Now he came to a Samaritan town 9  called Sychar, 10  near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 11  4:6 Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside 12  the well. It was about noon. 13 

4:7 A Samaritan woman 14  came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water 15  to drink.” 4:8 (For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies. 16 ) 17  4:9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you – a Jew 18 ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water 19  to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common 20  with Samaritans.) 21 

4:10 Jesus answered 22  her, “If you had known 23  the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water 24  to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 25  4:11 Sir,” 26  the woman 27  said to him, “you have no bucket and the well 28  is deep; where then do you get this 29  living water? 30  4:12 Surely you’re not greater than our ancestor 31  Jacob, are you? For he gave us this well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock.” 32 

4:13 Jesus replied, 33 Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty 34  again. 4:14 But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, 35  but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain 36  of water springing up 37  to eternal life.”

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