Chapter 4
Therefore when the Domina knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than Johanna
(although Jesus herself didn't baptize, but her disciples),
she left Judea, and departed into Galilee.
She needed to pass through Samaria.
So she came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacoba gave to her daughter, Josephine.
Jacoba's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from her journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
A man of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to him, "Give me a drink."
For her disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
The Samaritan man therefore said to her, "How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan man?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Jesus answered him, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked her, and she would have given you living water."
The man said to her, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then have you that living water?
Are you greater than our mother, Jacoba, who gave us the well, and drank of it herself, as did her children, and her livestock?"
Jesus answered him, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again,
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give her will never thirst again; but the water that I will give her will become in her a well of water springing up to eternal life."
The man said to her, "Sir, give me this water, so that I don't get thirsty, neither come all the way here to draw."
Jesus said to him, "Go, call your wife, and come here."
The man answered, "I have no wife." Jesus said to him, "You said well, 'I have no wife,'
for you have had five wives; and she whom you now have is not your wife. This you have said truly."
The man said to her, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophetess.
Our mothers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship."
Jesus said to him, "Man, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Mother.
You worship that which you don't know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Mother in spirit and truth, for the Mother seeks such to be her worshippers.
God is spirit, and those who worship her must worship in spirit and truth."
The man said to her, "I know that Messiah comes," (she who is called Christ). "When she has come, she will declare to us all things."
Jesus said to him, "I am she, the one who speaks to you."
At this, her disciples came. They marveled that she was speaking with a man; yet no one said, "What are you looking for?" or, "Why do you speak with him?"
So the man left his water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people,
"Come, see a woman who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Christ?"
They went out of the city, and were coming to her.
In the meanwhile, the disciples urged her, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
But she said to them, "I have food to eat that you don't know about."
The disciples therefore said one to another, "Has anyone brought her something to eat?"
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of her who sent me, and to accomplish her work.
Don't you say, 'There are yet four months until the harvest?' Behold, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.
She who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to eternal life; that both she who sows and she who reaps may rejoice together.
For in this the saying is true, 'One sows, and another reaps.'
I sent you to reap that for which you haven't labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
From that city many of the Samaritans believed in her because of the word of the man, who testified, "She told me everything that I did."
So when the Samaritans came to her, they begged her to stay with them. She stayed there two days.
Many more believed because of her word.
They said to the man, "Now we believe, not because of your speaking; for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."
After the two days she went out from there and went into Galilee.
For Jesus herself testified that a prophetess has no honor in her own country.
So when she came into Galilee, the Galileans received her, having seen all the things that she did in Jerusalem at the feast, for they also went to the feast.
Jesus came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where she made the water into wine. There was a certain noblewoman whose daughter was sick at Capernaum.
When she heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, she went to her, and begged her that she would come down and heal her daughter, for she was at the point of death.
Jesus therefore said to her, "Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe."
The noblewoman said to her, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
Jesus said to her, "Go your way. Your daughter lives." The woman believed the word that Jesus spoke to her, and she went her way.
As she was now going down, her servants met her and reported, saying "Your child lives!"
So she inquired of them the hour when she began to get better. They said therefore to her, "Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left her."
So the mother knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to her, "Your daughter lives." She believed, as did her whole house.
This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.