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John 4

Christ talketh with a woman of Samaria, and revealeth himself to her.

John 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, John 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) John 4:3 He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. John 4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria. John 4:5 Then he cometh to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground, that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. John 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with [his] journey, sat thus on the well: [and] it was about the sixth hour. John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith to her, Give me to drink. John 4:8 (For his disciples had gone to the city to buy provisions.) John 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:10 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 wouldst have asked him, and he would have given thee living water. John 4:11 The woman saith to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? John 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle? John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again: John 4:14 But whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:15 The woman saith to him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, neither come hither to draw. John 4:16 Jesus saith to her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. John 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: John 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: in that thou hast spoken truth. John 4:19 The woman saith to him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. John 4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. John 4:21 Jesus saith to her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship, for salvation is from the Jews. John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship [him] in spirit and in truth. John 4:25 The woman saith to him, I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ; when he is come, he will tell us all things. John 4:26 Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee am [he].

His disciples marvel.

John 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? John 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went into the city, and saith to the men, John 4:29 Come, see a man who hath told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? John 4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came to him.

He declareth to them his zeal for God's glory.

John 4:31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. John 4:32 But he said to them, I have food to eat that ye know not of. John 4:33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him [aught] to eat? John 4:34 Jesus saith to them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit to life eternal: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together. John 4:37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. John 4:38 I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors.

Many Samaritans believe on him.

John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that ever I did. John 4:40 So when the Samaritans had come to him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. John 4:41 And many more believed, because of his own word; John 4:42 And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard [him] ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.

He departeth into Galilee, and healeth the ruler's son that lay sick at Capernaum.

John 4:43 Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. John 4:44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. John 4:45 Then when he had come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast. John 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. John 4:48 Then said Jesus to him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. John 4:49 The nobleman saith to him, Sir, come down ere my child dieth. John 4:50 Jesus saith to him, Go; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he departed. John 4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told [him], saying, Thy son liveth. John 4:52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend: and they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. John 4:53 So the father knew that [it was] at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth: and he himself believed, and his whole house. John 4:54 This [is] again the second miracle [that] Jesus performed, when he had come from Judea into Galilee.

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