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John 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Goes to Galilee

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Therefore when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:2 - (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:3 - He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:4 - And He had to pass through Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:5 - So He *came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:6 - and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about [fn]the sixth hour.

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

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A woman of Samaria *came to draw water. Jesus *said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:8 - For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:9 - Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How do You, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:10 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:11 - She *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:12 - “Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:13 - Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:14 - but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst—ever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
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The woman *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come back here to draw.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:16 - He *said to her, “Go, call your husband and come back here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:17 - The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus *said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:18 - for you had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:19 - The woman *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, I see that You are a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:20 - “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:21 - Jesus *said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:22 - “You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:24 - “God is [fn]spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:25 - The woman *said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called [fn]Christ); when He comes, He will declare all things to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:26 - Jesus *said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
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And at this point His disciples came, and they were marveling that He was speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You speaking with her?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:28 - So the woman left her water jar, and went into the city and *said to the men,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:29 - “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; is this not the [fn]Christ?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:30 - They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.
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Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:32 - But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:33 - So the disciples were saying to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:34 - Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:35 - “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - “Even now he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - “For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:38 - “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”

Many Samaritans Believe

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From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who bore witness, “He told me all the things that I have done.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:40 - So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:41 - And many more believed because of His word;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:42 - and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is truly the Savior of the world.”
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And after the two days He went from there into Galilee.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - For Jesus Himself bore witness that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:45 - So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.

Jesus Heals a Royal Official’s Son

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Then He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:47 - When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was asking Him to come down and heal his son; for he was about to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:48 - So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see [fn]signs and wonders, you will never believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:49 - The royal official *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, come down before my child dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:50 - Jesus *said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And while he was still going down, his slaves met him, saying that his [fn]son was alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:52 - So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, “Yesterday at the [fn]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 to him, “Your son lives; and he himself believed and his whole household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:54 - This is again a second [fn]sign that Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
LSB Footnotes
Perhaps 6 p.m. Roman time or noon Jewish time
Or Lord
Or Lord
Or Lord
Or Spirit
Gr Christos; lit Anointed One
Or attesting miracles
Or Lord
Or boy
Perhaps 7 p.m. Roman time or 1 p.m. Jewish time
Or attesting miracle
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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