4:1 Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
4:1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, "Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John"

4:2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),
4:2 --although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized--

4:3 he left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4:3 he left Judea and started back to Galilee.

4:4 He had to pass through Samar'ia.
4:4 But he had to go through Samaria.

4:5 So he came to a city of Samar'ia, called Sy'char, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
4:5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

4:6 Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
4:6 Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.

4:7 There came a woman of Samar'ia to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
4:7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

4:8 For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
4:8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.)

4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samar'ia?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.)

4:10 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."
4:10 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."

4:11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water?
4:11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?

4:12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?"
4:12 Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?"

4:13 Jesus said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again,
4:13 Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,

4:14 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."
4:14 but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life."

4:15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
4:15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water."

4:16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
4:16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come back."

4:17 The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, `I have no husband';
4:17 The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, 'I have no husband';

4:18 for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you said truly."
4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!"

4:19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
4:19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet.

4:20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."
4:20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem."

4:21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
4:21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

4:22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
4:22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

4:23 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.
4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.

4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

4:25 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."
4:25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us."

4:26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he."
4:26 Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking to you."

4:27 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?"
4:27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you want?" or, "Why are you speaking with her?"

4:28 So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people,
4:28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people,

4:29 "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?"
4:29 "Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?"

4:30 They went out of the city and were coming to him.
4:30 They left the city and were on their way to him.

4:31 Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something."

4:32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
4:32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about."

4:33 So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?"
4:33 So the disciples said to one another, "Surely no one has brought him something to eat?"

4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.

4:35 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.
4:35 Do you not say, 'Four months more, then comes the harvest'? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.

4:36 He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
4:36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

4:37 For here the saying holds true, `One sows and another reaps.'
4:37 For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.'

4:38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
4:38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."

4:39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."
4:39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I have ever done."

4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.
4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.

4:41 And many more believed because of his word.
4:41 And many more believed because of his word.

4:42 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."
4:42 They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world."

4:43 After the two days he departed to Galilee.
4:43 When the two days were over, he went from that place to Galilee

4:44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
4:44 (for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in the prophet's own country).

4:45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast.
4:45 When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the festival; for they too had gone to the festival.

4:46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Caper'na-um there was an official whose son was ill.
4:46 Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum.

4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

4:48 Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe."
4:48 Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe."

4:49 The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
4:49 The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my little boy dies."

4:50 Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way.
4:50 Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.

4:51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living.
4:51 As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that his child was alive.

4:52 So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
4:52 So he asked them the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, "Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him."

4:53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household.
4:53 The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole household.

4:54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.
4:54 Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.