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John 4 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:1 - When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:2 - (although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:3 - he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:4 - And he must needs pass through Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:5 - So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:6 - and Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

The Woman of Samaria

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:7 - There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:8 - For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:9 - The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:10 - Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:11 - The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:12 - Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:13 - Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:14 - but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:15 - The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:16 - Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:17 - The woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:18 - for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:19 - The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:20 - Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:21 - Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:22 - Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:25 - The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:26 - Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:27 - And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:28 - So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:29 - Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: can this be the Christ?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:30 - They went out of the city, and were coming to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:31 - In the mean while the disciples prayed him, saying, Rabbi, eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:32 - But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:33 - The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to eat?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:34 - Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:35 - Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:38 - I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.

The Samaritans

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:39 - And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:40 - So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:41 - And many more believed because of his word;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:42 - and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:43 - And after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:45 - So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

Healing a Nobleman's Son

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:46 - He came therefore again unto Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:47 - When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:48 - Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:49 - The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:50 - Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:52 - So he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend. They said therefore unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:53 - So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:54 - This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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