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15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

16Jesus saith unto her,Go,call thy husband, and come hither.

17 The woman answered, & said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that saidst thou truly.

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;d and ye say, That in Jerusalem is the place, where men ought to worship.

21 Jesus saith unto her,Woman, believe nie, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jeru salem, worship the Father.

to be worshipped.

22 Ye worship ye know not what;e we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews.f

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

d Our fathers worshipped in this mountain. The Samaritans, though originally heathen colonies, pretended to be the descendants of Jacob; the woman therefore doubtless refers to Abraham and Jacob, who erected alsars for sacrificing on mount Gerizim

24 God is a Spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ; when he is come he will tell us all things.

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

27 ¶ And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

28 The woman then left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

29 Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ?

30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

31 In the mean while his

e Ye worship ye know not what. The Samaritans, being originally idolaters, heathen rites in their worship. probably continued many of their

f Salvation is of the Jews. True religion was first to be given to the Jews, and thence to be diffused through all nations.

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33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, & look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

36. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together.

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour; other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

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believe on Christ.

42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. 43

Now after two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee :

44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

45 Then, when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things, that he did at Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went unto the feast.

46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

47 When he heard that Jegus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him, that he would come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.

48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.

50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word, that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

51 And, as he was now going down, his servants met him,

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CHAP. V.

1 Jesus on the sabbath-day cureth him that was diseased eight & thirty years; 10 the Jews cavil, &persecute him for it. AFTER this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2 Now there is at Jerusalem, by the sheep-market, a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda,a having five porches.b

3 In these lay a great multitude of impotente folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

5 And a certain man was a Bethesda signifies house of mercy. Porches means here covered walks. c Impotent, sick.

man cured.

there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

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7 The impotent__man swered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but, while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed and walk.

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9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked; and on the same day was the sabbath.

10 The Jews, therefore, said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk.

12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk.

13 And he that was healed wist not d who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. d Wist not, knew not.

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16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath-day.

17¶ But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

19 ¶ Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do ; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth; and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

the Jews.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

22 For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.

26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28 Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves, shall hear his voice,

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30 I can of mine own self do nothing; as I hear I judge; and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father, which hath sent me.

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

32 There is another, that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness, which he witnesseth of me, is true.

33 Ye sent unto John, and he bear witness unto the truth.

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