So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave
to his son Joseph.
well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus
said to her, "Give me a drink."
For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman
of Samaria?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you,
'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."
The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing
to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water?
Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and
his sons, and his cattle?"
Jesus said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again,
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give
him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The woman said to him, "Sir, give
me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
The woman answered him, "I have
no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, 'I have no husband';
for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now
have is not your husband; this you said truly."
The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the
place where men ought to worship."
Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem
will you worship the Father.
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when
the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
God is spirit, and those who worship
him must worship in spirit and truth."
The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show
us all things."
said to her, "I who speak to you am he."
Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but none said, "What do you
wish?" or, "Why are you talking with her?"
So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people,
"Come, see a man who told me all that I ever
did. Can this be the Christ?"
They went out of the city and were coming to him.
Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
But he said to them, "I have food
to eat of which you do not know."
So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?"
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will
of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how
the fields are already white for harvest.
He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
For here the saying holds true, 'One
sows and another reaps.'
sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
Many Samaritans from that city believed
in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."
So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and
he stayed there two days.
many more believed because of his word.
They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves,
and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world."