||The Woman at the Well - John 4 - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|5a||In Samaria Jesus came to a town called Sychar.|
|6a||Jacob's well was there, and tired out by the trip, He sat down by the well.|
|7||A Samaritan woman came to draw some water,|
and Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink of water."
|9a||"You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan - so how can You ask me for a drink?"|
|10||"If you only knew what God gives|
and Who it is that is asking you for a drink,
you would ask Him, and He would give you life-giving water."
|11||"Sir, You don't have a bucket, and the well is deep.|
Where would You get that life-giving water?
|13||"Those who drink this water will get thirsty again,|
|14||but those who drink the water that I will give them|
will never be thirsty again.
The water that I will give them will become in them
a spring which will provide them with life-giving water
and give them eternal life."
|15||"Sir, give me that water!|
Then I will never be thirsty again,
nor will I have to come here to draw water."
|16||"Go and call your husband and come back."|
|17||"I don't have a husband."|
"You are right when you say you don't have a husband.
|18||You have been married to five men,|
and the man you live with now is not really your husband.
You have told Me the truth."
|19||"I see You are a prophet, sir".|
|21a||"Believe Me, woman,|
|23||the time is coming and is already here,|
when by the power of God's Spirit
people will worship the Father as He really is,
offering Him the true worship that He wants.
|24||God is Spirit, and only by the power of His Spirit|
can people worship Him as He really is."
|25||"I know that the Messiah will come,|
and when He comes, He will tell us everything."
|26||"I am He, I who am talking with you."|
|28||The woman left her water jar,|
went back to the town, and said to the people there,
|29||"Come and see the Man Who told me everything I have ever done.|
Could He be the Messiah?"
|30||So they left the town and went to Jesus.|
|41||Many more believed because of His message,|
|42||and they told the woman,|
"We believe now, not because of what you said,
but because we ourselves have heard Him,
and we know that He really is the Savior of the world."