27 And at this point His (A)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 (B)who told me all the things that I have done; (C)this is not the [a]Christ, is He?” 30 They left the city and were coming to Him.

31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “(D)Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the (E)disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” 34 Jesus *said to them, “My food is to (F)do the will of Him who sent Me, and to (G)accomplish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I tell you, raise your eyes and observe the fields, that they are white (H)for harvest. 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving (I)wages and is gathering (J)fruit for (K)eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true: ‘(L)One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have [b]come into their labor.”

The Samaritans

39 Now from (M)that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “(N)He told me all the things that I have done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to [c]Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of His word; 42 and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One truly is (O)the Savior of the world.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 4:29 I.e., Messiah
  2. John 4:38 I.e., enjoyed the fruit of their labor
  3. John 4:40 Lit Him