24God is spirit,#Jn 1:33; 2Th 2:10; Jd 20 and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth.”#2Th 2:10 25The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah#Mt 1:17; Eph 5:2 is coming” (who is called Christ#Ex 29:29; Jn 1:41). “When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 26Jesus told her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”#Ex 3:14; Ps 45:8; Jn 8:24 27Just then his disciples arrived, and they were amazed that he was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” #Mt 1:17 30They left the town and made their way to him.#Mk 1:45 31In the meantime the disciples kept urging him, “Rabbi,#Jn 11:8 eat something.” 32But he said, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.” 33The disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought him something to eat?” 34 “My food is to do the will of him #
Eph 1:9; 1Jn 2:17 who sent me#Jn 5:30 and to finish his work,”#Jn 5:36 Jesus told them. 35“Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, and then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open#4:35 Lit Raise your eyes and look at the fields, because they are ready#4:35 Lit white for harvest. 36The reaper is already receiving pay and gathering fruit for eternal life,#Mk 10:17; Jn 12:25; Ac 13:48 so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. 37For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’#Lv 26:16; Dt 20:6; Jb 31:8; Mc 6:15; Mt 25:24; Lk 19:21 38I sent you to reap what you didn’t labor for; others have labored, and you have benefited from#4:38 Lit you have entered into their labor.” 39Now many Samaritans#Lk 9:52; Ac 1:8 from that town believed in him because of what the woman said#4:39 Lit because of the woman’s word when she testified,#Jn 15:26; Ac 26:5 “He told me everything I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him,#Mk 1:45 they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41Many more believed because of what he said.#4:41 Lit because of his word 42And they told the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, since we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior#2Pt 3:18 of the world.”#4:42 Other mss add , the Messiah 43After two days he left there for Galilee.#Is 9:1-2; Mt 17:22 44(Jesus himself had testified#Jn 15:26; Ac 26:5 that a prophet has no honor in his own country.#Mt 13:57; Mk 6:4; Lk 4:24) 45When#Mt 4:17; Mk 1:14-15 they entered Galilee, the Galileans#Mt 26:69; Mk 14:70; Lk 13:1-2; 22:59; 23:6; Ac 1:11; 2:7; 5:37 welcomed him because they had seen everything he did in Jerusalem#Mt 23:37 during the festival.#Jn 2:23; 5:1 For they also had gone to the festival. 46He went again to Cana#Jn 2:1,11; 21:2 of Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum.#Lk 10:15 47When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea#Lk 1:5 into Galilee, he went to him and pleaded with him to come down and heal his son, since he was about to die.