John 4:31-54 Bible in Basic English

31  While this was taking place, the disciples were saying to Jesus, Master, take some food. 32  But he said to them, I have food of which you have no knowledge. 33  So the disciples said one to another, Did anyone give him food? 34  Jesus said, My food is to do the pleasure of him who sent me and to make his work complete. 35  You would say, Four months from now is the time of the grain-cutting. Take a look, I say to you, at the fields; they are even now white for cutting. 36  He who does the cutting now has his reward; he is getting together fruit for eternal life, so that he who did the planting and he who gets in the grain may have joy together. 37  In this the saying is a true one, One does the planting, and another gets in the grain. 38  I sent you to get in grain which you had no hand in planting: other men did that work, and you take the reward. 39  Now a number of the people of that town had faith in him because of the woman's witness: He has been talking to me of everything I ever did. 40  So when the people came to him they made request to him to be among them for a time, and he was there two days. 41  And a great number more of them came to have faith in him because of what he himself said. 42  And they said to the woman, Now we have faith, but not because of your story: we ourselves have given ear to his words, and we are certain that he is truly the Saviour of the world.

Jesus Heals a Nobleman's Son

43  And after the two days he went on from there into Galilee. 44  For Jesus himself said that a prophet has no honour in the country of his birth. 45  So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans took him to their hearts because of the things which they had seen him do in Jerusalem at the feast—they themselves having been there at the feast. 46  So he came to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain man of high position whose son was ill at Capernaum. 47  When it came to his ears that Jesus had come from Judaea into Galilee, he went to him and made a request that he would come down to his son, who was near to death, and make him well. 48  Then Jesus said to him, You will not have faith if you do not see signs and wonders. 49  The man said, Sir, come down before my boy is dead. 50  And Jesus said, Go in peace; your son is living. The man had faith in the word which Jesus said to him and went away. 51  And while he was going down, his servants came to him and said, Your boy is living. 52  So he put a question to them as to the hour when he became better; and they said to him, The disease went from him yesterday at the seventh hour. 53  It was clear then to the father that this was the very time at which Jesus said to him, Your son is living. And he had faith in Jesus, he and all his family. 54  Now this is the second sign which Jesus did after he had come out of Judaea into Galilee.


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