4 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.4 And He had to pass through Samaria.5 So He *came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;6 and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about [a]the sixth hour.
The Woman of Samaria
7 There *came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus *said to her, “Give Me a drink.”8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.9 Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)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.”11 She *said to Him, “[b]Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
15 The woman *said to Him, “[c]Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.”
John 4:6Perhaps 6 p.m. Roman time or noon Jewish time
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