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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
1#Jn 3:22; 3:26Now when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2(though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4Now it was necessary that He go through Samaria. 5#Ge 33:19; 48:22So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6#Mt 4:2; 8:24Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, therefore, being exhausted from His journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7A woman of Samaria came there to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9#Jn 8:48; Mt 10:5Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10#Jer 2:13; Jn 4:14Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12#Jn 8:53Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock?”
13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, 14#Jn 6:35; Isa 49:10but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.”
15#Jn 6:34The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
16Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17The woman answered, “I have no husband.”
Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband,’ 18for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband. So you have spoken truthfully.”
19#Lk 7:16; 7:39The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20#Ge 12:6–7; Dt 11:29Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, but you all say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
21#Mal 1:11; 1Ti 2:8Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22#Isa 2:3; Ro 9:4–5You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23#Php 3:3; Jn 5:25Yet the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father seeks such to worship Him. 24God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.”
25#Jn 4:29The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
27#Lk 7:39; Jn 4:8–9Then His disciples came. They marveled that He talked with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
28The woman then left her water pot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29#Jn 4:17–18; 4:25“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30They went out of the city and came to Him.
31Meanwhile His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32#Job 23:12But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”
33Therefore the disciples said one to another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
34#Jn 6:38; 17:4Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35#Mt 9:37–38; Jn 4:30Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Listen! I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest. 36#Ro 1:13He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit that leads to eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37#Mic 6:15; Job 31:8For in this is the saying true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’ 38#Ac 8:14–17I sent you to reap a crop for which you did not labor. And you have benefited from their labor.”
39#Jn 4:29; 4:5Many 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.” 40So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to remain with them. And He stayed there two days. 41And many more believed because of His word.
42#1Jn 4:14; Jn 1:29; 2Co 5:19They said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this Man is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”
The Healing of the Nobleman’s Son
Mt 8:5–13; Lk 7:1–10
43#Jn 4:40After the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. 44#Mt 13:57; Lk 4:24For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45#Jn 2:23; 3:2Then, when He came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him, having seen all the things He did at Jerusalem at the feast. For they had also gone to the feast.
46#Jn 2:1–11So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick in Capernaum. 47#Jn 4:3; 4:54When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him, pleading that He would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
48#Ac 2:22; 1Co 1:22Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”
49The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50#Mt 8:13Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your son lives.”
And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51While he was going down, his servants met him and told him, “Your son lives!” 52When he inquired of them the hour when he began to heal, they answered, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
53#Ac 11:14; 16:34Then the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” So he and his whole household believed.
54This was the second sign that Jesus did when He had come from Judea to Galilee.