4 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard—Jesus more disciples is making and immersing than John,—
2 although indeed Jesus himself was not immersing but his disciples
3 he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 Now he must needs pass through Samaria.
5 He cometh therefore unto a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground which Jacob gave unto Joseph his son.
6 Now Jacob’s fountain was there. Jesus therefore having become toil-worn with the journey was sitting thus upon the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her—Give me to drink!
8 for his disciples had gone away into the city that food they might buy.
9 The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him—How dost thou being a Jew ask to drink of me who am a Samaritan woman? [for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.]
10 Jesus answered and said unto her—If thou hadst known the free gift of God, and who it is that is saying unto thee Give me to drink thou wouldst have asked him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 She saith unto him—Sir! not even a bucket hast thou,—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 himself out of it drank, and his sons and his flocks?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her—Whosoever drinketh of this water Will thirst again;
14 But whosoever shall drink of the water which I will give him In nowise shall thirst unto times age-abiding,—But the water which I will give him Shall become within him a fountain of water, Springing up unto life age-abiding.
15 The woman saith unto him—Sir! give me this water, that I thirst not neither be coming hither to draw.
16 He saith unto her—Go, call thy husband and come hither!
17 The woman answered and said [unto him]—I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her—Well saidst thou, A husband I have not;
18 for five husbands thou hast had,—and now he whom thou hast is not thy husband: This true thing hast thou spoken.
19 The woman saith unto him—Sir! I perceive that a prophet art thou:—
20 Our fathers in this mountain worshipped; And ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where to worship it behoveth.
21 Jesus saith unto her—Believe me, woman! There cometh an hour, when neither in this mountain nor yet in Jerusalem shall ye worship the Father.
22 Ye worship that which ye know not; We worship that which we know; Because salvation is of the Jews.
23 But there cometh an hour and now is,—When the real worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; For even the Father is seeking such as these as his worshippers.
24 God is spirit; And they that worship him In spirit and truth must needs worship.
25 The woman saith unto him—I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ,—Whensoever he shall come he will tell us everything.
26 Jesus saith unto her—I that speak unto thee am he.
27 And hereupon came his disciples, and they began to marvel that with a woman he was talking. No one however said—What seekest thou? or—Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman therefore left her water-vessel and went away into the city, and saith unto the men—
29 Come! see a man that told me all things that ever I did: Can this be the Christ?
30 They came forth out of the city, and were coming unto him.
31 In the meantime the disciples were requesting him saying—Rabbi! eat.
32 But he said unto them—I have food to eat of which ye know not.
33 The disciples therefore began to say one to another—Hath anyone brought him to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them—My food is that I should do the will of him that sent me, and complete his work.
35 Are ye not saying—Yet a fourmonth it is and the harvest cometh? Lo! I say unto you—Lift up your eyes and gaze at the fields,—That white are they unto harvest. Already
36 he that reapeth receiveth a reward, And gathereth fruit unto life age-abiding; That he that soweth together may rejoice with him that reapeth.
37 For herein doth the saying hold good,—One is the sower, And another is the reaper.
38 I sent you forth to be reaping that whereon ye have not toiled: Others have toiled, And ye into their toil have entered.
39 And out of that city many believed on him—of the Samaritans,—by reason of the word of the woman in bearing witness—He told me all things that ever I did.
40 When therefore the Samaritans came unto him they went on to request him to abide with them; and he abode there two days.
41 And many more believed by reason of his discourse;
42 and unto the woman began to say—No longer by reason of thy talk do we believe; For we ourselves have heard, and know that This One is in truth the Saviour of the world.
43 But after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself bare witness, that a prophet in his own fatherland hath not honour.
45 So when he came into Galilee the Galilaeans welcomed him, having seen all things whatsoever he had done in Jerusalem during the feast; for they also went unto the feast.
46 So he came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier whose son was sick, in Capernaum.
47 The same hearing that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee came away unto him, and began requesting him that he would come down and heal his son; for he was on the point of dying.
48 Jesus therefore said unto him—Except signs and wonders ye see in nowise will ye believe.
49 The courtier saith unto him—Sir! come down ere my child die!
50 Jesus saith unto him—Be going thy way: thy son liveth! And the man believed in the word which Jesus spake to him, and at once went his way.
51 And when he was even now going down his servants met him saying, that his boy was living.
52 So he enquired the hour from them, when he began to amend. They said therefore unto him—Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53 So the father took note that it was in that hour wherein Jesus said unto him—Thy son liveth! and he believed, he and all his house.
54 Now this again as a second sign Jesus did, after coming out of Judaea into Galilee.