Bible: John 4:27-38

The Disciples Return

4:27 Now at that very moment his disciples came back. 1  They were shocked 2  because he was speaking 3  with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you want?” 4  or “Why are you speaking with her? 4:28 Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, 5  4:29 Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely he can’t be the Messiah, 6  can he? 7  4:30 So 8  they left the town and began coming 9  to him.

Workers for the Harvest

4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, 10 Rabbi, eat something.” 11  4:32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 4:33 So the disciples began to say 12  to one another, “No one brought him anything 13  to eat, did they? 14  4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me 15  and to complete 16  his work. 17  4:35 Don’t you say, 18 There are four more months and then comes the harvest?’ I tell you, look up 19  and see that the fields are already white 20  for harvest! 4:36 The one who reaps receives pay 21  and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together. 4:37 For in this instance the saying is true, 22 One sows and another reaps.’ 4:38 I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”

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