Bible: John 4:1-26

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.” 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 38  water.” 39  4:16 He 40  said to her, “Go call your husband and come back here.” 41  4:17 The woman replied, 42 I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, 43 I have no husband,’ 44  4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with 45  now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!

4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see 46  that you are a prophet. 4:20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, 47  and you people 48  say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” 49  4:21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, 50  a time 51  is coming when you will worship 52  the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 4:22 You people 53  worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. 54  4:23 But a time 55  is coming – and now is here 56  – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks 57  such people to be 58  his worshipers. 59  4:24 God is spirit, 60  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); 61  “whenever he 62  comes, he will tell 63  us everything.” 64  4:26 Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”

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