The Douay-Rheims Bible John 4

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JN 4:1  When Jesus therefore understood that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples, and baptizeth more than John,

JN 4:2  (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)

JN 4:3  He left Judea, and went again into Galilee.

JN 4:4  And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.

JN 4:5  He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar, near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

JN 4:6  Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.

JN 4:7  There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink.

JN 4:8  For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.

JN 4:9  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.

JN 4:10  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.

JN 4:11  The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep; from whence then hast thou living water?

JN 4:12  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

JN 4:13  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:

JN 4:14  But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.

JN 4:15  The woman saith to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.

JN 4:16  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:

JN 4:18  For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly.

JN 4:19  The woman saith to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

JN 4:20  Our fathers adored on this mountain, and you say, that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.

JN 4:21  Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me, that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, not in Jerusalem, adore the Father.

JN 4:22  You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know; for salvation is of the Jews.

JN 4:23  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.

JN 4:24  God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth.

JN 4:25  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.

JN 4:26  Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee.

JN 4:27  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?

JN 4:28  The woman therefore left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men there:

JN 4:29  Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?

JN 4:30  They went therefore out of the city, and came unto him.

JN 4:31  In the mean time the disciples prayed him, saying: Rabbi, eat.

JN 4:32  But he said to them: I have meat to eat, which you know not.

JN 4:33  The disciples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought him to eat?

JN 4:34  Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

JN 4:35  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.

JN 4:36  And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together.

JN 4:37  For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.

JN 4:38  I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour: others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours.

JN 4:39  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.

JN 4:40  So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days.

JN 4:41  And many more believed in him because of his own word.

JN 4:42  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.

JN 4:43  Now after two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee.

JN 4:44  For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

JN 4:45  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.

JN 4:46  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.

JN 4:47  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.

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

JN 4:49  The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die.

JN 4:50  Jesus saith to him: Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.

JN 4:51  And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived.

JN 4:52  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.

JN 4:53  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.

JN 4:54  This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.