Gospel of John, chapter 4

A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah - The Whitened Harvest - The Savior of the World - Welcome at Galilee - A Nobleman’s Son Healed

The Gospel of John, chapter 4 As therefore knew the Lord that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus is making more disciples and is immersing (more) than John although indeed Jesus himself was not immersing, but his disciples he left Judea and went away to Galilee. Now it was necessary for him to pass through Samaria. He comes therefore to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of land that Jacob had given to Joseph his son; now there was the well of Jacob. Jesus therefore being wearied from the journey was sitting there at the well; the hour was about the sixth. A woman comes from Samaria to draw water. Jesus says to her; give me to drink. For his disciples had gone away to the city in order to buy food. Therefore says to him the Samaritan woman; how come you being a Jew to drink from me you request, being (myself) a Samaritan woman? For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her; If you had knewn the gift of God, and who it is saying to you, give to me to drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given to you living water. says to him the woman; Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep; from where then do you have the water the living? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank himself of it and his sons and his livestock? Jesus answered and said to her; everyone drinking of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him, he will never be thirsty, in the eternity, but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to everlasting life. says to him the woman; Sir, give me this water, so that I may not thirst nor come here to draw. says to her Jesus; go call your husband and come here. Answered the woman and said; I have no husband. Jesus says to her; you spoke well that I have no husband; for five husbands you have had, and the one you now have he is not your husband; you have said this a true thing. Says to him the woman; Sir, I see that a prophet you are. Our fathers on this mountain worshiped (God); and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where it's necessary to worship. Jesus says to her; woman, believe me that the hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem you will be worshiping the Father. You worship what you have not known, we worship what we know; because salvation from the Jews is. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; because the father such kind is seeking the ones who worship him (to be). God is spirit, and for those worshiping him in spirit and truth it's necessary to worship. says to him the woman; I know that Messiah is coming the one who is called Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything. says to her Jesus; I am (he) who I am talking to you. And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that with a woman he was speaking; no one however said, what are you seeking or what are you talking with her? She left then her water pot the woman and went away to the city, and says to the people; come see a man who told me everything that I have done; could it be he is the Christ? They went out therefore of the city and were coming unto him. But in the meantime they were asking him the disciples saying; Rabbi, eat. But he said to them; I have food to eat, that you do not know. They were saying therefore the disciples to one another; have someone brought him (food) to eat? Says to them Jesus; My food is that I should do the will of the one having sent me and finish the work of his. Is it not that you say that there are yet four months and the harvest is coming? Behold I am saying to you, lift up the eyes of yours and see the fields, that they are white (ready) for harvest already. And the one reaping receives reward and gathers fruit unto life eternal, so that the one sowing together might rejoice with the one reaping. In this indeed the saying is truthful, that one is the man sowing and another is the man reaping. I have sent you to reap what you have not toiled for; others have toiled, and you into the labor of them have entered. Now out of that city many believed in him of the Samaritans through the word of the woman, testifying that he told me everything I have done. As therefore they came to him the Samaritans, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word; and to the woman they said that no longer because of your speech we believe; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that he is truly the savior of the world the Christ. Now after the two days he exited from there and went to Galilee. Now Jesus himself testified that a prophet in his own fatherland has no honor. So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast. Came therefore again Jesus to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick in Capernaum; Him having heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and asked him to come down and heal his son; for he was about to die. Said however Jesus to him; Unless signs and wonders you see, you may never believe. Says to him the nobleman; Sir, come down before (he) dies my child. Says to him Jesus; go your way; your son lives. And believed the man the word that had spoken to him Jesus, and he went his way. Now already while going down his servants encountered him and reported saying that your boy lives. He inquired therefore from them the hour in which he had improved. And they told him that yesterday in the seventh hour left him the fever. He knew however the father that at that hour it was when had said to him Jesus that your son lives; And he believed himself and his house (believed) all of them. This again is the second sign that Jesus did having come out of Judea into Galilee.