Yokhanan 4 – יוחנן ד


1When Yeshua knew that the P’rushim had heard He made many talmidim and was immersing more people than Yokhanan, 2though Yeshua Himself did not immerse, but His Talmidim, 3He left Y’hudah and came again to the Galil. 

4He had to go through the way of the land of Shomron.  5Then He came to a city in Shomron called Sukhar, near the field which Ya’akov had given to his son Yosef.  6Now Ya’akov’s well was there; and Yeshua was tired by the fatigue of the journey, and sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.  7And there came a woman of Shomron to draw water; and Yeshua said to her, “Give me water to drink.”  8His Talmidim had entered into the city to buy food for themselves.  9The woman of Shomron said to Him, “How is it You are a Yehudi, and yet you ask me for a drink, who am a woman of Shomron? For Yehudim have no social dealings with Shomronim.”  10Yeshua answered, saying to her, “If you only knew the gift of Elohim and who is the Man who said to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you Mayim Khayim.”  11The woman said to Him, “My Adon, you have no leather bucket and no deep well; where do you get ‘living water?’  12What, are you greater than our father Ya’akov, who gave us this well, and he himself drank from it, and his sons and his sheep?”  13Yeshua answered, saying to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14but whoever drinks of the water which I give him shall never thirst; but the same water which I give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to Khayei Olam.”  15The woman said to Him, “My Adon, give me of this water, so that I may not thirst again and need not come and draw from here.”  16Yeshua said to her, “Go and call your husband, and come here.”  17She said to him, “I have no husband.”  Yeshua said to her, “You said well, ‘I have no husband;’ 18for you have had five husbands; and the one you now have is not your husband; what you said is true.”  19Then the woman said to Him, “My Adon, I see that you are a navi.  20Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say that the place where men must worship is in Yerushalayim.”  21Yeshua said to her, “Woman, believe me, the time is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Yerushalayim will they worship HaAv.  22You worship what you do not know; but we worship what we do know; for life is from the Yehudim.  23But the time is coming, and it is here, when the true worshippers shall worship HaAv in Ru’akh V’Emet; for HaAv also desires worshippers such as these.  24For Elohim is Ru’akh; and those who worship Him must worship Him in Ru’akh V’Emet.”  25The woman said to Him, “I know that the Mashi’akh is coming; when He is come, He will teach us everything.”  26Yeshua said to her, “I am He, the one speaking to you.”

27While He was talking, His Talmidim came and were surprised that He was talking with a married woman; but no one said to Him, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why are you talking with her?’  28The woman then left her water jar, and went to the city and said to the men, 29“Come and see a man who told me everything which I have done; What, is He the Mashi’akh?”  30And the men went out of the city, and came to Him.  31During the interval His Talmidim begged Him, saying, “Rabeinu, eat.”  32But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”  33The Talmidim said among themselves,  “What, did any man  bring Him something to eat?”  34Yeshua said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work.  35Do you not say that after four months comes the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields which have turned white, and have long been ready for the harvest.  36And he who reaps receives wages and gathers fruits to Khayei Olam, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.  37For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’  38I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; for others labored, and you have entered into their labor.”  39A great many Shomronim of that city believed in Him because of the word of that woman, who testified, ‘He told me everything which I have done.’  40So when the Shomronim came to Him, they begged Him to stay with them; and He stayed with them two days.  41And a great many believed in Him because of His word; 42and they were saying to the woman, “Henceforth it is not because of your word that we believe in Him; for we ourselves have heard and know that this is indeed the Mashi’akh, Moshi’ah HaOlam.”

43Two days later, Yeshua departed there and went to the Galil.  44For Yeshua Himself testified that a navi is not honored in his own city.  45When He came to the Galil, the Gelilim welcomed Him, for they had seen all the wonders He did at Yerushalayim during the Khag; for they also had come to the Khag.  46Then Yeshua came again to Kana of the Galil, where He had turned the water into wine. And there was at K’far Nakhum a servant of a king, whose son was sick.  47This man heard that Yeshua had come from Y’hudah to the Galil; so he went to Him and asked Him to come down and heal his son; for he was near death.  48Yeshua said to him, “Unless you see miracles and wonders, you will not believe.”  49The king’s servant said to Him, “My Adon, come down before the boy is dead.”  50Yeshua said to him, “Go, your son is healed.” And the man believed the word that Yeshua said to him and went away.  51And as he was going down, his servants met him and brought him good news, saying, “Your son is healed.”  52And he asked them, “At what time was he healed?” They said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”  53And his father knew that it was at that very hour when Yeshua told him, “Your son is healed;” so he himself believed, and his whole household.  54This is again the second miracle which Yeshua did after He came from Y’hudah to the Galil.

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