John 4

1When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
4And he must needs go through Samaria.
5Then came he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.
8(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food.)
9Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10Jesus answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
11The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water?
12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:
14But whosoever drinks 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.
15The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.
16Jesus said unto her, Go, call your husband, and come here.
17The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, You have well said, I have no husband:
18For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: that said you truly.
19The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25The woman said unto him, I know that Messiah comes, who is called Christ: when he comes, he will tell us all things.
26Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto you am he.
27And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seek you? or, Why talk you with her?
28The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
30Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
31In the meanwhile his disciples besought him, saying, Teacher, eat.
32But he said unto them, I have food to eat that you know not of.
33Therefore said the disciples one to another, has any man brought him anything to eat?
34Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35Say not, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
37And in this is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps.
38I sent you to reap that on which you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.
39And 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.
40So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41And many more believed because of his own word;
42And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
43Now after two days he departed from there, and went into Galilee.
44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45Then when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
46So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain official, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47When he heard that Jesus came out of Judea 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.
48Then said Jesus unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.
49The official said unto him, Sir, come down lest my child die.
50Jesus said unto him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Your son lives.
52Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to mend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him, Your son lives: and he himself believed, and his whole house.
54This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he came out of Judea into Galilee.

Commentaries for John 4:0


Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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