Bible: John 4:27-42
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.”
The Samaritans Respond
4:39 Now many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the report of the woman who testified, 23 “He told me everything I ever did.” 4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they began asking 24 him to stay with them. 25 He stayed there two days, 4:41 and because of his word many more 26 believed. 4:42 They said to the woman, “No longer do we believe because of your words, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this one 27 really is the Savior of the world.” 28