John 4:31-54 World English Bible

31  In the meanwhile, the disciples urged him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.” 33  The disciples therefore said one to another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34  Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work. 35  Don’t you say, ‘There are yet four months until the harvest?’ Behold, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already. 36  He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to eternal life; that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37  For in this the saying is true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’ 38  I sent you to reap that for which you haven’t labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” 39  From that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, “He told me everything that I did.” 40  So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days. 41  Many more believed because of his word. 42  They said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of your speaking; for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

Jesus Heals a Nobleman's Son

43  After the two days he went out from there and went into Galilee. 44  For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45  So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast, for they also went to the feast. 46  Jesus came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water into wine. There was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47  When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48  Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe.” 49  The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50  Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51  As he was now going down, his servants met him and reported, saying “Your child lives!” 52  So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour, [1] the fever left him.” 53  So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” He believed, as did his whole house. 54  This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.


Footnotes

[1] 4:52 1:00 P. M.

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