João 4

1 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus more disciples does make and baptize than John,

2 (though indeed Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples,)

3 he left Judea and went away again to Galilee,

4 and it was behooving him to go through Samaria.

5 He comes, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the place that Jacob gave to Joseph his son;

6 and there was there a well of Jacob. Jesus therefore having been weary from the journeying, was sitting thus on the well; it was as it were the sixth hour;

7 there comes a woman out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give me to drink;'

8 for his disciples were gone away to the city, that they may buy victuals;

9 the Samaritan woman therefore said to him, 'How do you, being a Jew, ask drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?' for Jews have no dealing with Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you hadst known the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, Give me to drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.'

11 The woman said to him, 'Sir, you have not even a vessel to draw with, and the well is deep; whence, then, have you the living water?

12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who did give us the well, and himself out of it did drink, and his sons, and his cattle?'

13 Jesus answered and said to her, 'Every one who is drinking of this water shall thirst again;

14 but whoever may drink of the water that I will give him, may not thirst -- to the age; and the water that I will give him shall become in him a well of water, springing up to life age-during.'

15 The woman said unto him, 'Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.'

16 Jesus said to her, 'Go, call your husband, and come hither;'

17 the woman answered and said, 'I have not a husband.' Jesus said to her, 'Well did you say -- A husband I have not;

18 for five husbands you have had, and, now, he whom you have is not your husband; this have you said truly.'

19 The woman said to him, 'Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet;

20 our fathers in this mountain did worship, and you -- you say that in Jerusalem is the place where it behooves to worship.'

21 Jesus said to her, 'Woman, believe me, that there does come an hour, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father;

22 you worship what you have not known; we worship what we have known, because the salvation is of the Jews;

23 but, there comes an hour, and it now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship him;

24 Godis a Spirit, and those worshipping Him, in spirit and truth it does behoove to worship.'

25 The woman said to him, 'I have known that Messiah does come, who is called Christ, when that one may come, he will tell us all things;'

26 Jesus said to her, 'I amhe, who am speaking to you.'

27 And upon this came his disciples, and were wondering that with a woman he was speaking, no one, however, said, 'What seek you?' or 'Why speak you with her?'

28 The woman then left her water-jug, and went away to the city, and said to the men,

29 'Come, see a man, who told me all things -- as many as I did; is this the Christ?'

30 They went forth therefore out of the city, and were coming unto him.

31 And in the meanwhile his disciples were asking him, saying, 'Rabbi, eat;'

32 and he said to them, 'I have food to eat that you have not known.'

33 The disciples then said one to another, 'Did any one bring him anything to eat?'

34 Jesus said to them, 'My food is, that I may do the will of Him who sent me, and may finish His work;

35 do not say that it is yet four months, and the harvest comes; lo, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and see the fields, that they are white unto harvest already.

36 'And he who is reaping does receive a reward, and does gather fruit to life age-during, that both he who is sowing and he who is reaping may rejoice together;

37 for in this the saying is the true one, that one is the sower and another the reaper.

38 I sent you to reap that on which you have not laboured; others laboured, and you into their labour have entered.

39 And from that city many believed in him, of the Samaritans, because of the word of the woman testifying, -- 'He told me all things -- as many as I did.'

40 When, then, the Samaritans came unto him, they were asking him to remain with them, and he remained there two days;

41 and many more did believe because of his word,

42 and said to the woman -- 'No more because of your speaking do we believe; for we ourselves have heard and known that this is truly the Saviour of the world -- the Christ.'

43 And after the two days he went forth thence, and went away to Galilee,

44 for Jesus himself testified that a prophet in his own country shall not have honour;

45 when then, he came to Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all things that he did in Jerusalem in the feast -- for they also went to the feast.

46 Jesus came, therefore, again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine, and there was a certain courtier, whose son was ailing in Capernaum,

47 he, having heard that Jesus is come out of Judea to Galilee, went away unto him, and was asking him that he may come down and may heal his son, for he was about to die.

48 Jesus then said unto him, 'If signs and wonders you may not see, you will not believe.'

49 The courtier said unto him, 'Sir, come down before my child die;'

50 Jesus said to him, 'Be going on; your son does live.' And the man believed the word that Jesus said to him, and was going on,

51 and he now going down, his servants met him, and told, saying -- 'Your child does live;'

52 he inquired then of them the hour in which he became better, and they said to him -- 'Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him;'

53 then the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him -- 'Your son does live,' and he himself believed, and his whole house;

54 this again a second sign did Jesus, having come out of Judea to Galilee.