19 The woman *said to Him, “[a]Sir, I perceive that You are (A)a prophet. 20 (B)Our fathers worshiped on (C)this mountain, and yet you Jews say that (D)in Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.” 21 Jesus *said to her, “Believe Me, woman, that [b](E)a time is coming when you will worship the Father (F)neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 (G)You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, because (H)salvation is from the Jews. 23 But [c](I)a time is coming, and [d]even now has arrived, when the true worshipers will worship the Father (J)in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be [e]His worshipers. 24 God is [f]spirit, and those who worship Him must worship (K)in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman *said to Him, “I know that (L)Messiah is coming ((M)He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” 26 Jesus *said to her, (N)I am He, the One speaking to you.”

27 And at this point His (O)disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What are You seeking?” or, “Why are You speaking with her?” 28 So the woman left her waterpot and went into the city, and *said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man (P)who told me all the things that I have done; (Q)this is not the [g]Christ, is He?” 30 They left the city and were coming to Him.

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  1. John 4:19 Or Lord
  2. John 4:21 Lit an hour
  3. John 4:23 Lit an hour
  4. John 4:23 Lit now is, when
  5. John 4:23 Lit the ones worshiping Him
  6. John 4:24 Or Spirit
  7. John 4:29 I.e., Messiah

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