THE HOLY BIBLE
The Gospel According to John Chapter 4:1-54
John 4:2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples),
John 4:3 he left Judea and returned to Galilee.
John 4:4 He had to pass through Samaria.
John 4:5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
John 4:6 Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.
John 4:7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
John 4:8 His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
John 4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
John 4:11 (The woman) said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water?
John 4:12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?"
John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;
John 4:14 but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
John 4:15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water."
John 4:16 Jesus said to her, "Go call your husband and come back."
John 4:17 The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus answered her, "You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband.'
John 4:18 For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true."
John 4:19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet.
John 4:20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem."
John 4:21 Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
John 4:22 You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.
John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth."
John 4:25 The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Anointed; when he comes, he will tell us everything."
John 4:26 Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking with you."
John 4:27 At that moment his disciples returned, and were amazed that he was talking with a woman, but still no one said, "What are you looking for?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
John 4:28 The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people,
John 4:29 "Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Messiah?"
John 4:30 They went out of the town and came to him.
John 4:31 Meanwhile, the disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat."
John 4:32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
John 4:33 So the disciples said to one another, "Could someone have brought him something to eat?"
John 4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work.
John 4:35 Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest.
John 4:36 The reaper is already receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together.
John 4:37 For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps.'
John 4:38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work."
John 4:39 Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me everything I have done."
John 4:40 When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.
John 4:41 Many more began to believe in him because of his word,
John 4:42 and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."
John 4:43 After the two days, he left there for Galilee.
John 4:44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place.
John 4:45 When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast.
John 4:46 Then he returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum.
John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death.
John 4:48 Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe."
John 4:49 The royal official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
John 4:51 While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live.
John 4:52 He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, "The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon."
John 4:53 The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live," and he and his whole household came to believe.
John 4:54 (Now) this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.