John 4:1-30 New American Standard Bible

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

4 1  Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2  (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing , but His disciples were), 3  He left Judea and went away again into Galilee .

4  And He had to pass through e Samaria . 5  So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar , near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph ; 6  and Jacob's well was there . So Jesus , being wearied from His journey , was sitting thus by the well . It was about the sixth hour . 7  There came a woman of Samaria to draw water . Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink ." 8  For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food . 9  Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew , ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman ?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans .) 10  Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God , and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink ,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water ." 11  She said to Him, "Sir , You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep ; where then do You get that living water? 12  "You are not greater than our father Jacob , are You, who gave us the well , and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle ?" 13  Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again ; 14  but whoever e drinks of the water that I will give him shall never e thirst ; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life ." 15  The woman said to Him, "Sir , give me this water , so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw ." 16  He said to her, "Go , call your husband and come here ." 17  The woman answered and said , "I have no husband ." Jesus said to her, "You have correctly said , 'I have no husband '; 18  for you have had five husbands , and the one whom you now have is not your husband ; this you have said truly ." 19  The woman said to Him, "Sir , I perceive that You are a prophet . 20  " Our fathers worshiped in this mountain , and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship ." 21  Jesus said to her, "Woman , believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father . 22  " You worship what you do not know ; we worship what we know , for salvation is from the Jews . 23  "But an hour is coming , and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth ; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers . 24  "God is spirit , and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth ." 25  The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming ( He who is called Christ ); when that One comes , He will declare all things to us." 26  Jesus said to her, " I who speak to you am He."

27  At this point His disciples came , and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman , yet no one said , "What do You seek ?" or , "Why do You speak with her?" 28  So the woman left her waterpot , and went into the city and said to the men , 29  "Come , see a man who told me all the things that I have done ; this is not the Christ , is it?" 30  They went out of the city , and were coming to Him.

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