The Gospel According to Saint John
1 – When Jesus therefore understood that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples, and baptizeth more than John,
2 – (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)
3 – He left Judea, and went again into Galilee.
4 – And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.
5 – He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar, near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 – Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 – There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink.
8 – For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.
9 – Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew, ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans.
10 – Jesus answered, and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God, and who he is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 – The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep; from whence then hast thou living water?
12 – Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 – Jesus answered, and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again; but he that shall drink of the water that I will give him, shall not thirst for ever:
14 – But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.
15 – The woman saith to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.
16 – Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered, and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to her: Thou hast said well, I have no husband:
18 – For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly.
19 – The woman saith to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 – Our fathers adored on this mountain, and you say, that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.
21 – Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me, that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, not in Jerusalem, adore the Father.
22 – You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know; for salvation is of the Jews.
23 – But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to adore him.
24 – God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth.
25 – The woman saith to him: I know that the Messias cometh (who is called Christ); therefore, when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 – Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee.
27 – And immediately his disciples came; and they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with her?
28 – The woman therefore left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men there:
29 – Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?
30 – They went therefore out of the city, and came unto him.
31 – In the mean time the disciples prayed him, saying: Rabbi, eat.
32 – But he said to them: I have meat to eat, which you know not.
33 – The disciples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought him to eat?
34 – Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.
35 – Do you not say, There are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries; for they are white already to harvest.
36 – And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together.
37 – For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.
38 – I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour: others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours.
39 – Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I have done.
40 – So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days.
41 – And many more believed in him because of his own word.
42 – And they said to the woman: We now believe, not for thy saying: for we ourselves have heard him, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.
43 – Now after two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
44 – For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
45 – And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he had done at Jerusalem on the festival day; for they also went to the festival day.
46 – He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum.
47 – He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
48 – Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not.
49 – The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die.
50 – Jesus saith to him: Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.
51 – And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived.
52 – He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him.
53 – The father therefore knew, that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.
54 – This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.
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