John 4 ©

1 Christ makes and baptizes more disciples in Judæa than John. 3 Departs from there through Samaria into Galilee, and by the way, being weary, He rests at a fountain. 7 Desires drink of a woman of Samaria, with whom He talks of the true living water. 16 Declares that He had knowledge of her passed life, from which she concludes that He is a Prophet. 20 And is instructed by Him concerning the true worship. 26 And that He is the Messiah, Who was to come. 28 Which she relates to the inhabitants of her city, who come forth to Him. 31 He declares to His disciples what is His principal food, and that now the right time of the spiritual harvest is at hand. 39 Many of the Samaritans believe through the woman’s word and especially through His word in Him.43 Comes again to Cana in Galilee, where He heals the son of a king’s servant.


WHEN therefore 1the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized 2morea disciples than John,


(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)


He 3left Judæa, and departed 4again into Galilee.


And he must needs go 5through Samaria.


Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to theb parcelc of ground that Jacob 6gave to his son Joseph.


Now 7Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the 8sixth hour.


There cometh a woman 9of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.


(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)


Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? 10ford the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.


Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest 11the 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 12living water.


The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou thate living water?


Art thou greater than our 13father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his 14children, and his cattle?


Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoeverf drinketh of this water shall thirst again:


Butg whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; buth the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.


The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hitheri to draw.


Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.


The woman answered and said, I have 15no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:


For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.


The woman saith unto him, Sir, Ij perceive that thou art a prophet.


Our fathers worshipped in this 16mountain; and ye say, that ink Jerusalem is the place where men ought 17to worship.


Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, 18worship the Father.


Yel worship ye know not 19what: we know what we worship: form20salvation is of the Jews.


But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father 21in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.


Godnis 22a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


The woman saith unto him, I know that 23Messias 24cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us 25all things.


Jesus saith unto her, 26Io that speak unto thee am he.


¶And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?


The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the 27city, and saith to the 28men,


Come, see a man, which told me 29all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?


Then 30they went out of the city, and came unto him.


¶In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, 31eat.


But he said unto them, 32I have meat to eat that ye know not of.


Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?


Jesus saith unto them, My meatp is to do the will of him that sent me, and to 33finish 34his work.


Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh 35harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; forq they are white already 36to harvest.


And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.


And herein is that 37saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.


I sent 38you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: 39other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.


¶And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.


So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.


And many more believed because 40of his own word;


And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: forr we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.


¶Now after two days he departed thence, and went 41into Galilee.


For Jesus himself testified, thats a prophet hath no honour in his own 42country.


Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilæans 43received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem 44at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.


So Jesus came again intot Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain 45nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.


When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he 46was at the point of death.


Then said Jesus unto him, Exceptu ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.


The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.


Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son 47liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.


And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.


Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the 48seventh hour the fever left him.


So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.


This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.