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JOHN CAST INTO PRISON

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John iv. 143. 1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, *(though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

* See Vol. Nativity, pp. 344_347.

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SECTION V.

JESUS AT THE WELL OF SAMARIA.

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John iv. 4-42. 4 And he must needs go nothing to draw with, and through Samaria.

the well is deep: from whence cometh he to a city of Sa- then hast thou that living maria, which is called Sychar, water? 2 Art thou greater near to the parcel of ground than our father Jacob, which that Jacob gave to his son

gave us the well, and drank Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well thereof himself, and his chilwas there, Jesus therefore dren, and his cattle ?

13 Jesus being wearied with his journey, answered and said unto her, sat thus on the well: and it Whosoever drinketh of this was about the sixth hour.

water shall thirst again : 14 but 7 There cometh a woman of whosoever drinketh of the Samaria to draw water. Jesus water that I shall give him, saith unto her, Give me to shall never thirst: but the drink. 8 For his disciples were water that I shall give him gone away unto the city to shall be in him a well of water buy meat. Then saith the springing up into everlasting woman of Samaria unto him, life. 15 The woman saith unto How is it that thou, being a him, Sir, give me this water, Jew, askest drink of me, which that I thirst not, neither come am a woman of Samaria? for hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith the Jews have no dealings with unto her, Go, call thy husband, the Samaritans.

10 Jesus an-
and come hither.

17 The swered and said unto her, If woman answered and said, I thou knewest the gift of God, have no husband. Jesus said and who it is that saith to thee, unto her, Thou hast well said, Give me to drink ; thou would- I have no husband : est have asked of him, and he thou hast had five husbands, would have given thee living and he whom thou now hast water. 11 The woman saith is not thy husband : in that unto him, Sir, thou hast saidst thou truly.

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to the men,

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John iv. 4–42. woman saith unto him, Sir, I with her ? 28 The woman then perceive that thou art a pro- left her water-pot, and went phet. 20 Our fathers worship

her way into the city, and saith ped in this mountain : and ye

29 Come, see a say, That in Jerusalem is the

man,

which told me all things place where men ought to that ever I did : Is not this the worship.

21 Jesus saith unto Christ? 30 Then they went out her, Woman, believe me, the of the city, and came unto hour cometh, when ye shall him. neither in this mountain, nor

31 In the mean while his yet at Jerusalem, worship the disciples prayed him, saying, Father. 22 Ye worship ye

Master, eat. 32 But he said know not what:

we know

unto them, I have meat to eat what we worship: for sal- that ye know not of. 33 Therevation is of the Jews.

fore said the disciples one to the hour cometh, and now is, another, Hath

any when the true worshippers brought him ought to eat? shall worship the Father in 34 Jesus said unto them, My spirit and in truth: for the meat is to do the will of him Father seeketh such to worship that sent me, and to finish his him. 24 God is a Spirit: and work. 35 Say not ye, There they that worship him must are yet four months, and then worship him in spirit and in cometh the harvest? behold, I truth. 25 The woman saith say unto you, Lift up your unto him, I know that Messias eyes, and look on the fields; cometh, which is called Christ, for they are white already to when he is come, he will tell harvest.

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he that us all things. 26 Jesus saith reapeth receiveth wages, and unto her, I that speak unto gathereth fruit unto life eterthee am he.

nal: that both he that soweth, 27 And upon this came his and he that reapeth, may redisciples, and marvelled that joice together. 37 And herein he talked with the woman : is that saying true, One soweth, yet no man said, What seekest and another reapeth. 38 I thou? or, Why talkest thou sent you to reap that whereon

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