- When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
- (although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),
- he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
- And he must needs pass through Samaria.
- So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:
- and Jacob’s well was there.
Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well.
It was about the sixth hour.
- There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
- For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.
- The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman?
(For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
- Jesus answered and said unto unto 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.
- The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water?
- Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
- Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
- but whosoever 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 well of water springing up unto eternal life.
- The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw.
- Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
- The woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband.
Jesus saith unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband:
- for thou hast had five husbands;
and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.
- The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
- Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;
and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
- Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.
- Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know;
for salvation is from the Jews.
- But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.
- God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
- The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.
- Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am [he].
- And upon this came his disciples;
and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman;
yet no man said, What seekest thou?
or, Why speakest thou with her?
- So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people,
- Come, see a man, who told me all things that [ever] I did: can this be the Christ?
- They went out of the city, and were coming to him.
- In the mean while the disciples prayed him, saying, Rabbi, eat.
- But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.
- The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him [aught] to eat?
- Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.
- Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh the harvest?
behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest.
- He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal;
that he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
- For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
- I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.
- And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that [ever] I did.
- So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.
- And many more believed because of his word;
- and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.
- And after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee.
- For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.
- So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
- 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.
- 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 was at the point of death.
- Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
- The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
- Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way;
thy son liveth.
The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.
- And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son lived.
- So he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend.
They said therefore unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
- So the father knew that [it was] at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
- This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.