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John 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah
Jesus in Samaria and Galilee
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:1 - Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:2 - (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:3 - He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:4 - But He needed to go through Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:5 - So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:6 - Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:7 - 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 - Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, 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 - The woman said to Him, “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 the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:13 - Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:14 - “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:15 - The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:16 - Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:17 - The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:18 - “for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:19 - The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:20 - “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:21 - Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:22 - “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:24 - “God is 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” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:26 - Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.
The Whitened Harvest
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:27 - And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:28 - The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:29 - “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:30 - Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:31 - In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:32 - But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:33 - Therefore the disciples said 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 still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - “And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - “For in this 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 labors.”
The Savior of the World
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:39 - And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:40 - So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:41 - And many more believed because of His own word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:42 - Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ,[fn] the Savior of the world.”
Welcome at Galilee
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:43 - Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - For Jesus Himself testified 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 He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.
A Nobleman’s Son Healed
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:46 - So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had 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 had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:48 - Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:49 - The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:50 - Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:52 - Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:53 - So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:54 - This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits the Christ.

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