So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground 2acob had given to his son 2oseph.
2acob3s well was there, and 2esus, tired as he was from the 4ourney, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
&hen a Samaritan woman came to draw water, 2esus said to her, #&ill you give me a drink'%
6/is disciples had gone into the town to buy food.7
The Samaritan woman said to him, #9ou are a 2ew and I am a Samaritan woman. /ow can you ask me for a drink'% 6:or 2ews do not associate with Samaritans.7
2esus answered her, #If you knew the gift of $od and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.%
#Sir,% the woman said, #you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. &here can you get this living water'
1re you greater than our father 2acob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock'%
2esus answered, #*veryone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.%
The woman said to him, #Sir, give me this water so that I won3t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.%
/e told her, #$o, call your husband and come back.%
#I have no husband,% she replied. 2esus said to her, #9ou are right when you say you have no husband.
The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. &hat you have 4ust said is !uite true.%
#Sir,% the woman said, #I can see that you are a prophet.
=ur ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you 2ews claim that the place where we must worship is in 2erusalem.%
#&oman,% 2esus replied, #believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the :ather neither on this mountain nor in 2erusalem.
9ou Samaritans worship what you do not know> we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the 2ews.
9et a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the :ather in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the :ather seeks.
$od is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.%
The woman said, #I know that "essiah% 6called ?hrist7 #is coming. &hen he comes, he will e@plain everything to us.%
Then 2esus declared, #I, the one speaking to youAI am he.%
2ust then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. )ut no one asked, #&hat do you want'% or #&hy are you talking with her'%