Chapter 4John

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1 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself baptized not, but his :disciples), 3 he left :Judæa, and departed again into :Galilee. 4 And he had to pass through :Samaria. 5 He cometh therefore to a city of :Samaria, called Sychar, near the enclosure that Jacob gave to his :son :Joseph: 6 and :Jacob’s spring was there. :Jesus therefore, wearied with the journey, was sitting thus by the spring; the hour was about the sixth. 7 A woman of :Samaria cometh to draw water: :Jesus saith to her, Give me to drink. 8 For his :disciples were gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Saith therefore the Samaritan :woman to him, How askest THOU, being a Jew, drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of :God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 She saith to him, Sir, thou hast no pail, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou the living :water? 12 Art thou greater than our :father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his :sons, and his :cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said to her, Every one that drinketh of this :water shall thirst again: 14 but whoso drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a spring of water leaping up unto eternal life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this :water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw. 16 He saith to her, Go, call thy :husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered and said to him, I have no husband. :Jesus saith to her, Thou saidst well [that] I have no husband: 18 for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou spoken truly. 19 The woman saith to him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our :fathers worshiped in this :mountain; and YE say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 :Jesus saith to her, Believe me, woman, that an hour cometh, when neither in this :mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father. 22 YE worship ye know not what: WE worship what we know; for :salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for even such the Father seeketh as his :worshipers. 24 :God is Spirit: and who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. 25 The woman saith to him, I know that Messiah cometh that is called Christ: when HE is come, he will declare to us all things. 26 :Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee am he. 27 And upon this came his :disciples; and marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her? 28 So the woman left her :water-pot, and went away into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man, who told me all things that I did: can this be the Christ? 30 They went out of the city, and were coming unto him. 31 In the mean while the disciples asked him, saying, Rabbei, eat. 32 But he said to them, I have meat to eat that YE know not. 33 The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath anyone brought him aught to eat? 34 :Jesus saith to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his :work. 35 Say not YE that there are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? lo, I say unto you, Lift up your :eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white unto harvest. 36 Already who reapeth receiveth reward, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that who soweth and who reapeth may rejoice together. 37 For herein is the saying true that one is who soweth, and another who reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their :labor. 39 And from that :city many of the Samaritans believed unto him because of the word of the woman, who witnessed [that], He told me all things that I did. 40 When therefore the Samaritans came unto him, they asked him to abide with them: and he abode there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his :word; 42 and they said to the woman [that], Now we believe, not because of thy :speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is truly the Savior of the world.

43 And after the two days he went forth from thence into :Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own :country. 45 When therefore he came into :Galilee, the Galilæans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. 46 He came therefore again unto :Cana of :Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain †nobleman, whose :son was sick at Capernaum. 47 This man heard that Jesus was come out of :Judæa into :Galilee, and he went unto him, and asked that he come down, and heal his :son; for he was at death’s point. 48 :Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in nowise believe. 49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my little :child die. 50 :Jesus saith to him, Go, thy :son liveth. The man believed the word that :Jesus spake to him, and he went away. 51 But as he was already going down, his :bondmen met him, saying, that his :boy lived. 52 He inquired therefore of them the hour when he began to amend. They said therefore to him [that], Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 The father therefore knew that it was at that :hour in which :Jesus said unto him, Thy :son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole :house. 54 Now this is again a second sign that :Jesus did coming out of Judæa into :Galilee.

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