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John 4:1-54

Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman

1Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.

4Now he had to go through Samaria. 5So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

7When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.4:9 Or do not use dishes Samaritans have used)

10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

11“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but 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.”

15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

17“I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

19“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

21“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

The Disciples Rejoin Jesus

27Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

28Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

31Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”

32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

33Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”

34“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

Many Samaritans Believe

39Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41And because of his words many more became believers.

42They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

43After the two days he left for Galilee. 44(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there.

46Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

48“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”

49The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

50“Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”

The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”

53Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.

54This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.

Knijga O Kristu

Ivan 4:1-54

Isus i Samarijanka

1Kad je Gospodin saznao da su farizeji čuli kako on, Isus, krsti više učenika nego Ivan, 2iako ih nije on osobno krstio, nego učenici, 3ode iz Judeje i vrati se u pokrajinu Galileju.

4Na putu je morao proći kroz Samariju. 5Došao je do samarijskoga sela Sihara, blizu zemljišta koje je Jakov dao svojemu sinu Josipu. 6Tu se nalazio Jakovljev zdenac. Umoran od dugotrajnog hodanja, Isus je tako sjedio pokraj zdenca. Bilo je to oko podneva. 7Ubrzo zatim dođe po vodu neka Samarijanka i Isus ju zamoli: “Daj mi da se napijem!” 8Bio je sam jer su njegovi učenici otišli u grad kupiti hrane.

9“Ti si Židov, a ja Samarijanka. Kako to da od mene tražiš vode?” upita žena. Židovi se, naime, nisu družili sa Samarijancima.

10Isus odgovori: “Kad bi ti samo znala kakav ti dar nudi Bog i tko sam ja koji te tražim piti, tražila bi od mene žive vode i ja bih ti je dao.”

11“Gospodine, pa ti nemaš ni kabla ni užeta”, reče mu ona, “a zdenac je vrlo dubok. Odakle živa voda? 12Osim toga, zar si veći od našeg praoca Jakova, koji nam je dao ovaj zdenac? Kako možeš nuditi bolju vodu od ove koju su pili on i njegovi sinovi i kojom su napajali stoku?”

13Isus odgovori: “Tko god pije tu vodu, opet će ožednjeti. 14A tko pije vodu koju ću mu ja dati, nikada više neće ožednjeti. Štoviše, ta će voda u njemu postati nepresušnim izvorom koji struji u vječni život.”

15“Gospodine, molim te”, reče žena, “daj mi te vode da više nikad ne ožednim i da ne moram više ovamo dolaziti po vodu!”

16“Idi i dovedi svojeg muža, pa se vrati ovamo!” reče joj Isus.

17“Ali ja nemam muža”, odgovori žena. “Dobro si kazala: nemaš muža!” reče Isus. 18“Jer si imala pet muževa, a nisi vjenčana ni s ovim s kojim sada živiš. Istinu si rekla.”

19“Gospodine,” reče žena, “vidim da si prorok. 20Zašto vi Židovi tvrdite da se Bogu treba klanjati jedino u Jeruzalemu, kad su mu se naši preci klanjali na ovoj gori?”

21Isus joj odgovori: “Vjeruj mi, ženo, dolazi vrijeme kad više neće biti potrebno štovati Oca ni na ovoj planini ni u Jeruzalemu. 22Vi Samarijanci ne znate onoga kojemu se klanjate, a mi Židovi ga znamo jer spasenje dolazi od Židova. 23Ali dolazi vrijeme—već je stiglo—kad će se pravi klanjatelji klanjati Ocu u duhu i istini. Bog želi takve klanjatelje. 24Bog je Duh i oni koji mu se klanjaju moraju mu se klanjati u duhu i istini.”

25“Znam da će jednoga dana doći Mesija, zvani Krist—Pomazanik”, reče žena. “Kada on dođe, sve će nam objasniti.”

26Tada joj Isus reče: “Ja, koji govorim s tobom, sam Mesija.”

27Nato stignu njegovi učenici. Začude se što razgovara sa ženom, ali ga nitko ne upita: “O čemu govoriš?”, ili: “Zašto razgovaraš s njom?” 28Žena tada ostavi svoju posudu kraj zdenca pa ode u grad i svima reče: 29“Dođite vidjeti čovjeka koji mi je rekao sve što sam dosad učinila! Da to nije Krist?” 30I ljudi su dolazili iz grada da ga vide.

31U međuvremenu su ga učenici nudili: “Rabbi, jedi!” 32“Neću,” odgovarao im je, “ja imam hrane za koju vi i ne znate.”

33“Zar mu je netko već donio jelo?” pitali su učenici jedan drugoga.

34Isus im tada objasni: “Moja je hrana činiti volju onoga koji me poslao i dovršiti njegovo djelo. 35Vi kažete da rad na žetvi neće početi dok ne mine ljeto, a to je tek za četiri mjeseca. No pogledajte oko sebe! Prostrana polja bjelasaju se svuda i već su spremna za žetvu. 36Žeteoci će biti dobro plaćeni, a plod njihove žetve su ljudi koji su dobili vječni život. Kakve li radosti i za sijače i za žeteoce! 37Istinita je izreka da jedan sije, a drugi žanje. 38Ja sam vas poslao da žanjete ondje gdje se niste trudili—drugi su naporno radili, a vi ste dobili plod njihova truda.”

Obraćenje Samarijanaca

39Mnogi Samarijanci iz toga grada povjerovali su u njega zbog ženina svjedočanstva: “Rekao mi je sve što sam dosad činila!” 40Kad su Samarijanci došli k njemu, zamolili su ga da ostane kod njih. I ostao je ondje dva dana. 41Tada ih je još mnogo više povjerovalo kad su ga čuli govoriti. 42A ženi su kazali: “Sada vjerujemo jer smo ga i sami čuli, a ne zbog onoga što si nam ti ispričala. On je zaista Spasitelj svijeta!”

Isus iscjeljuje činovnikova sina

43Dva dana nakon toga Isus ode odande u Galileju. 44Sam Isus bijaše rekao da prorok nema časti u vlastitom zavičaju. 45Ali Galilejci su ga lijepo primili jer su za svetkovanja Pashe bili u Jeruzalemu i vidjeli njegova čudesna djela.

46Putujući Galilejom, stigao je u grad Kanu, gdje bijaše pretvorio vodu u vino. U gradu Kafarnaumu bio je neki kraljevski činovnik čiji je sin bio bolestan. 47Kad je čuo da je Isus došao iz Judeje i da putuje kroz Galileju, ode u Kanu te zamoli Isusa da dođe u Kafarnaum i iscijeli mu sina na samrti.

48Isus reče: “Vi zaista nećete vjerovati ne vidite li znakove i čudesa.”

49Kraljevski ga je činovnik preklinjao: “Gospodine, molim te, dođi dok mi dijete nije umrlo!”

50“Idi kući,” reče mu Isus, “sin ti je živ.” Čovjek povjeruje Isusovim riječima i uputi se doma.

51Dok je još bio na putu, susretne svoje sluge koji su nosili vijest da mu je dijete živo. 52Upita ih kada se dječak počeo osjećati bolje, a oni mu rekoše: “Jučer poslijepodne oko jedan sat groznica mu je naglo minula.” 53Otac shvati da je to bilo upravo onda kad mu je Isus rekao: “Sin ti je živ.” Činovnik i svi njegovi ukućani povjeruju u Isusa. 54Bilo je to drugo čudo koje je Isus učinio u Galileji vraćajući se iz Judeje.