John 4 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Jesus Goes To Galilee
4 So when Jesus knew[a] that the Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and went again[b] toward Galilee. 4 And He had-to go through Samaria.
On The Way, Jesus Stops At a Well In Samaria
5 So He comes into a city of Samaria being called Sychar, near the place which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now a spring of Jacob was there. So Jesus, having become weary from the journey, was sitting thus[c] at the spring. The hour was about the sixth[d].
He Talks With a Woman At The Well, And Tells Her He Is The Awaited Messiah
7 A woman of Samaria comes to draw water. Jesus says to her, “Give Me water to drink”. 8 For His disciples had gone into the city in order that they might buy food. 9 So the Samaritan woman says to Him, “How is it You, being a Jew, are asking something to drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?” For Jews do not use-things-together-with[e] Samaritans. 10 Jesus responded and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and Who the One saying to you ‘Give Me water to drink’ is— you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water”. 11 The woman says to Him, “Sir, You have no bucket and the well is deep. From where then do You have the living water? 12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and himself drank from it, and his sons, and his animals?” 13 Jesus responded and said to her, “Everyone drinking from this water will thirst again. 14 But whoever should drink from the water which I will give him— he will never thirst, ever. On the contrary, the water which I will give him will become a spring of water in him, bubbling-up to eternal life”. 15 The woman says to Him, “Sir, give me this water in order that I may not be thirsting, nor coming here to draw it”. 16 He says to her, “Go, call your husband and come here”. 17 The woman responded and said to Him, “I do not have a husband”. Jesus says to her, “You said rightly that ‘I do not have a husband’. 18 For you had five husbands. And now he whom you have is not your husband. You have spoken this as a true thing”. 19 The woman says to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this[f] mountain, and you[g] Jews say that the place where one must worship is in Jerusalem”. 21 Jesus says to her, “Believe Me, woman, that an hour is coming when you[h] Samaritans will give-worship to the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We Jews worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will give-worship to the Father in spirit and truth. For indeed the Father is seeking such ones to be the ones worshiping Him. 24 God is spirit, and the ones worshiping Him must worship in spirit and truth”. 25 The woman says to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming— the One being called Christ. When that One comes, He will declare all things to us”. 26 Jesus says to her, “I, the One speaking to you, am He”.
The Disciples Marvel That He Was Speaking With a Woman
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they were marveling that He was 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 she says to the people, 29 “Come, see a man Who told me everything that I did. This One is not the Christ, is He?” 30 They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.
Jesus Explains: I Came To Do God’s Will. The Harvest Is Ripe
31 In the meantime the disciples were asking Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat”. 32 But the One said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about”. 33 So the disciples were saying to one another, “Someone did not bring Him something to eat, did he?” 34 Jesus says to them, “My food is that I may do the will of the One having sent Me, and accomplish His work. 35 Do you not say that ‘There are still[i] four months, and the harvest comes’? Behold, I say to you— lift-up your eyes and look-at the fields, that[j] they are white for harvest[k]. Already 36 the one reaping is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal, so that the one sowing and the one reaping may rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true, that ‘One is the one sowing and another[l] is the one reaping. 38 I sent you out to be reaping what you have not[m] labored-for. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor”.
Many Samaritans Believe His Message After Hearing His Words
39 And many of the Samaritans from that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman testifying that “He told me everything which I did”. 40 Therefore when the Samaritans came to Him, they were asking Him to stay with them. And He stayed there for two days. 41 And many more believed because of His word. 42 And they were saying to the woman that “We are no longer believing because of your speaking. For we ourselves have heard, and we know that this One is truly the Savior of the world”. 43 And after the two days, He went forth from there to Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet does not have honor in his own homeland.
Arriving In Galilee, a Royal Jew Believes After Jesus Heals His Son
45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him, having seen all that He did in Jerusalem at the Feast. For they also went to the Feast. 46 So He came again to Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain royal one whose son was sick in Capernaum. 47 This one, having heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, went to Him, and was asking that He come down and heal his son. For he was about to die. 48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you[n] people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe”. 49 The royal one says to Him, “Master, come down before my child dies”. 50 Jesus says to him, “Go, your son lives”. The man believed the word which Jesus spoke to him, and was going. 51 Now while he was already going down, his slaves met him, saying that his boy lives. 52 So he inquired from them the hour at which he got better. So they said to him that “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh[o] hour”. 53 Then the father knew that it was at that hour at which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”. And he believed[p], he and his whole household. 54 Now this again was a second[q] sign Jesus did, having come from Judea to Galilee.
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