THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

John (Author John)

4:4And he must needs go through Samaria.

4:5Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

4:6Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

4:7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

4:8(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

4:9Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

4:10Jesus 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.

4:11The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

4:12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

4:13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

4:14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

4:15The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

4:16Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

4:17The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

4:18For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

4:19The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

4:20Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

4:21Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

4:22Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

4:23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

4:25The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

4:26Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

4:27And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

4:28The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

4:29Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

4:30Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

4:31In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

4:32But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

4:33Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

4:34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

4:35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

4:36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

4:37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

4:38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

4:39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

4:40So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.

4:41And many more believed because of his own word;

4:42And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.



Original from The Bible Foundation - bf.org. They claim public domain status for their original text.