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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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 4:1-54

Ɔbaa A Na Ɔwɔ Kununom Baanum

1Farisifoɔ no tee sɛ nnipa pii rekɔ Yesu nkyɛn ama wabɔ wɔn asu sene sɛdeɛ nnipa kɔ Yohane nkyɛn. 2Nso na Yesu ankasa deɛ, ɔmmɔ asu, na mmom, nʼasuafoɔ no na wɔbɔ asu. 3Yesu tee saa asɛm yi no, ɔfirii Yudea sane kɔɔ Galilea.

4Ɔrekɔ no, na ɛsɛ sɛ ɔfa Samaria. 5Ɛbɛyɛ owigyinaeɛ no, na Yesu abɛn Samaria kuro bi a wɔfrɛ no Sikar a ɛbɛn asase bi a Yakob de maa ne ba Yosef no ho. 6Ɛhɔ na na Yakob abura wɔ. Esiane ɔbrɛ a na Yesu abrɛ enti, ɔtenaa abura no ho sɛ ɔregye nʼahome. Na saa ɛberɛ no bɛyɛ awia nnɔndumienu.

7Ankyɛre, Samariani baa bi baa hɔ bɛtoo nsuo, na Yesu srɛɛ no sɛ, “Ma me nsuo no bi nnom.” 8Saa ɛberɛ no, na Yesu asuafoɔ no kɔ kuro no mu kɔtɔ aduane.

9Samariani baa no ka kyerɛɛ Yesu sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me nwanwa sɛ wo a woyɛ Yudani rebisa nsuo afiri me a meyɛ Samariani nkyɛn.” Na Yudafoɔ ne Samariafoɔ nni hwee yɛ.

10Yesu buaa no sɛ, “Sɛ wonim akyɛdeɛ a Onyankopɔn de ma onipa anaa onipa ko a ɔresrɛ wo nsuo yi a, anka wobɛsrɛ no, na wama wo nkwa nsuo.”

11Ɔbaa no bisaa sɛ, “Owura, wonni ahoma, nni bokiti, abura yi mu nso dɔ yie, na ɛhe na wobɛnya saa nkwa nsuo no afiri? 12Woyɛ ɔkɛseɛ sene yɛn agya Yakob a ɔtuu abura yi maa yɛn na ɔne ne mma, ne nnwan ne nʼanantwie nom mu nsuo bi no anaa?”

13Yesu buaa no sɛ, “Obiara a ɔnom saa nsuo yi bi no, osukɔm de no bio, 14nanso deɛ ɔbɛnom nsuo a mede bɛma no no, osukɔm renne no bio da. Nsuo a mede bɛma no no bɛyɛ sɛ asutire a ɛrenwe da wɔ ne mu, na ɛbɛma no nkwa a ɛrensa da.”

15Ɔbaa no srɛɛ no sɛ, “Owura, ma me saa nkwa nsuo yi bi na osukɔm anne me bio, na daa mantwa kwan ammɛto nsuo.”

16Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kɔfrɛ wo kunu na wo ne no mmra.”

17Ɔbaa no buaa no sɛ, “Me wura, menni kunu.”

Yesu nso kaa sɛ, “Asɛm a woaka no yɛ nokorɛ sɛ wonni kunu no. 18Woaware mmarima baanum agyae na ɔbarima a wo ne no wɔ hɔ seesei no mpo, ɔnyɛ wo kunu.”

19Ɔbaa no kaa sɛ, “Owura, mehunu sɛ woyɛ odiyifoɔ. 20Yɛn agyanom Samariafoɔ somm Onyankopɔn wɔ saa bepɔ yi so, nanso mo Yudafoɔ deɛ, moka sɛ Yerusalem nko ara na ɛsɛ sɛ yɛsom Onyankopɔn.”

21Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Merema woate aseɛ sɛ berɛ bi bɛba a nnipa rensom Agya no wɔ saa bepɔ yi so anaa Yerusalem. 22Mo Samariafoɔ nnim deɛ mosom no. Nanso, yɛn Yudafoɔ deɛ, yɛnim deɛ yɛsom no, ɛfiri sɛ, Yudafoɔ so na nkwagyeɛ nam ba. 23Nna bi reba, na mpo aba dada sɛ, nokorɛ asomfoɔ bɛsɔre Agya no wɔ Honhom ne nokorɛ mu. Yeinom ne asomfoɔ a Agya no hwehwɛ. 24Onyankopɔn yɛ Honhom, na wɔn a wɔsom no no, ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsom no Honhom ne nokorɛ mu.”

25Ɔbaa no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Menim sɛ Mesia no a wɔfrɛ no Kristo no bɛba, na sɛ ɔba a, ɔbɛkyerɛkyerɛ yɛn biribiara mu.”

26Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Me a me ne wo rekasa yi, mene Kristo no.”

27Yesu ano siiɛ pɛ na nʼasuafoɔ no sane baeɛ. Ɛyɛɛ asuafoɔ no nwanwa sɛ wɔbɛtoo Yesu sɛ ɔne ɔbaa bi redi nkɔmmɔ. Nanso, wɔn mu biara ammisa ɔbaa no deɛ ɔrehwehwɛ ne Yesu nso deɛ enti a ɔne saa ɔbaa no redi nkɔmmɔ no.

28Afei, ɔbaa yi gyaa nʼasuhina no hɔ sane kɔɔ kuro no mu kɔka kyerɛɛ kurom hɔfoɔ sɛ, 29“Mommra mmɛhwɛ ɔbarima bi a waka kɔkoam nneɛma a mayɛ akyerɛ me! Anaa, ɔno ne Agyenkwa no?” 30Nnipa a wɔtee asɛm yi nyinaa bɔɔ twi kɔhwɛɛ Yesu.

31Afei, asuafoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ Yesu sɛ, “Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ, didi.”

32Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ, “Mewɔ aduane a medi a monnim ho hwee.”

33Ɛmaa asuafoɔ no bisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ, “Obi abrɛ no aduane bi anaa?”

34Yesu buaa sɛ, “Mʼaduane ne sɛ meyɛ deɛ ɔsomaa me no apɛdeɛ na mewie dwuma a ɔde maa me sɛ memmɛdi no. 35Moka sɛ, ‘Abosome anan mu, otwaberɛ bɛduru.’ Mommue mo ani nhwɛ mo ho nhyia, na mobɛhunu sɛ aburoo ahoa a ɛkyerɛ sɛ, otwaberɛ aduru! 36Otwafoɔ nya nʼakatua a ɛsɛ no na ɔboaboa deɛ watwa no ano ma nkwa a ɛnsa da. Yei ma deɛ ɔdua ne deɛ ɔtwa no nyinaa ani gye. 37Ɛyɛ nokorɛ pefee sɛ, ‘Obi dua na obi twa.’ 38Mesomaa mo kɔɔ baabi sɛ monkɔtwa deɛ ɛnyɛ mo na moduaeɛ. Nnipa foforɔ na wɔduaeɛ na mo deɛ, moanya mfasoɔ afiri adwuma a wɔyɛ no mu.”

Samariafoɔ Pii Gye Yesu Di

39Esiane adanseɛ a Samariani baa no dii wɔ Yesu ho sɛ, “Waka biribiara a mayɛ akyerɛ me” no enti, kuro no mu hɔfoɔ pii gyee Yesu dii sɛ ɔno ne Mesaia no. 40Enti, ɛberɛ a Samariafoɔ no baa Yesu nkyɛn no, wɔsrɛɛ sɛ ɔntena wɔn nkyɛn. Ɔpenee so dii nnanu wɔ wɔn nkyɛn. 41Ne nsɛm no enti nnipa bebree gyee no diiɛ.

42Nnipa a wɔgyee no dii no ka kyerɛɛ ɔbaa no sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ adanseɛ a wobɛdiiɛ no enti na yɛgye no di, na mmom nsɛm a yɛate sɛ ɔka no enti na yɛagye no adi. Na yɛnim sɛ ɔno ne ewiase Agyenkwa no.”

Galileafoɔ Gye Yesu

43Nnanu akyi no, Yesu firii kuro no mu kɔɔ Galilea. 44Ɛwom sɛ na Yesu aka sɛ, odiyifoɔ biara nni animuonyam wɔ ne ɔman mu deɛ, nanso 45ɛsiane deɛ Galileafoɔ a wɔwɔ Yerusalem Twam Afahyɛ berɛ no mu no hunuu deɛ Yesu yɛeɛ no enti, ɔduruu Galilea no, wɔgyee no.

Yesu Sa Abɔfra Bi Yadeɛ

46Ɔsane kɔɔ Kana a ɛwɔ Galilea, faako a ɔmaa nsuo danee nsã hɔ no bio. Ɔwɔ hɔ no, ɔhene ɔsomfoɔ panin bi a na ne ba yare wɔ Kapernaum no 47tee Yesu nka sɛ ɔfiri Yudea aba Galilea hɔ. Saa ɔbarima yi kɔɔ Kana kɔhunuu Yesu, srɛɛ no sɛ, ɔne no nkɔ Kapernaum nkɔsa ne ba a na ɔyare a ɔreyɛ awu no yadeɛ mma no.

48Yesu kaa sɛ, “Menyɛ nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ nkyerɛ mo ansa na moagye me adi anaa?”

49Ɔsomfoɔ panin no de ahoyera ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Owura, mesrɛ wo, ma yɛnkɔ ntɛm, anyɛ saa a, me ba no bɛwu.”

50Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kɔ efie, wo ba no ho ayɛ no den!”

Ɔsomfoɔ panin no gyee asɛm a Yesu kaeɛ no dii na ɔsiim sɛ ɔrekɔ efie. 51Ɔnam ɛkwan so no, nʼasomfoɔ bi bɛhyiaa no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, ne ba no ho ayɛ no den. 52Ɔbarima no bisaa nʼasomfoɔ no sɛ, “Ɛberɛ bɛn na ne ho yɛɛ no den?” Asomfoɔ no buaa no sɛ, “Nnora awia bɛyɛ dɔnko berɛ mu na huraeɛnini a na abɔ no no gyaeeɛ.”

53Ɔbarima no tee asɛm no pɛ na ɔkaee sɛ ɛyɛ saa ɛberɛ korɔ no ara mu na Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kɔ na wo ba no ho ayɛ no den no.” Yei maa ɔbarima no ne ne fiefoɔ nyinaa gyee Yesu diiɛ.

54Yei ne nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ a ɛtɔ so mmienu a Yesu firii Yudea baa Galilea no ɔyɛeɛ.