New International Version

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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 4:1-54

ኢየሱስ ከአንዲት ሳምራዊት ጋር ተነጋገረ

1ፈሪሳውያን ከዮሐንስ ይልቅ ኢየሱስ ብዙ ደቀ መዛሙርትን እንዳፈራና እንዳጠመቀ ሰሙ፤ 2ዳሩ ግን ያጠመቀው ኢየሱስ ሳይሆን ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ነበሩ። 3ጌታም ይህን እንዳወቀ ይሁዳን ለቆ ወደ ገሊላ ተመልሶ ሄደ።

4በሰማርያም በኩል ማለፍ ነበረበት። 5ስለዚህ በሰማርያ፣ ያዕቆብ ለልጁ ለዮሴፍ በሰጠው ቦታ አጠገብ ወደ ነበረች፣ ሲካር ወደምትባል ከተማ መጣ። 6በዚያም የያዕቆብ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ነበረ፤ ኢየሱስም ከጒዞው የተነሣ ደክሞት ስለ ነበር በውሃው ጒድጓድ አጠገብ ተቀመጠ፤ ጊዜውም ከቀኑ ስድስት ሰዓት አካባቢ ነበር።

7አንዲት ሳምራዊት ሴት ውሃ ለመቅዳት ስትመጣ ኢየሱስ፣ “እባክሽ የምጠጣው ስጪኝ” አላት፤ 8ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ምግብ ለመግዛት ወደ ከተማ ሄደው ነበር።

9ሳምራዊቷም፣ “አንተ አይሁዳዊ ሆነህ፣ እኔን ሳምራዊቷን እንዴት ውሃ አጠጪኝ ትላለህ?” አለችው፤ ይህን ማለቷ አይሁድ ከሳምራውያን ጋር ስለማይተባበሩ ነው።4፥9 ወይም ሳምራውያን በተጠቀሙበት ሰሕን/ዕቃ አይጠቀሙም ነበር

10ኢየሱስም፣ “የእግዚአብሔርን ስጦታ ብታውቂና ውሃ አጠጪኝ የሚልሽ ማን መሆኑን ብትረጂ ኖሮ፣ አንቺው በጠየቅሽው፣ እርሱም የሕይወትን ውሃ በሰጠሽ ነበር” ሲል መለሰላት።

11ሴትዮዋም እንዲህ አለችው፤ “ጌታዬ፣ መቅጃ የለህም፤ ጒድጓዱም ጥልቅ ነው፤ ታዲያ ይህን የሕይወት ውሃ ከየት ታገኛለህ? 12ለመሆኑ አንተ፣ ይህን ጒድጓድ ከሰጠን፣ ከአባታችን ከያዕቆብ ትበልጣለህን? እርሱ ራሱና ልጆቹ፣ እንስሳቱም ከዚሁ ጒድጓድ ጠጥተዋል።”

13ኢየሱስም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰላት፤ “ከዚህ ውሃ የሚጠጣ እንደ ገና ይጠማል፤ 14እኔ ከምሰጠው ውሃ የሚጠጣ ግን ከቶ አይጠማም፤ እኔ የምሰጠው ውሃ በውስጡ የሚፈልቅ የዘላለም ሕይወት ውሃ ምንጭ ይሆናል።”

15ሴትዮዋም፣ “ጌታዬ፤ እንዳልጠማና ውሃ ለመቅዳት እንዳልመላለስ፣ እባክህ ይህን ውሃ ስጠኝ” አለችው።

16እርሱም፣ “ሂጂና ባልሽን ጠርተሽ ወደዚህ ተመለሽ” አላት።

17ሴትዮዋም፣ “ባል የለኝም” ብላ መለሰች።

ኢየሱስም፣ እንዲህ አላት፤ “ባል የለኝም ማለትሽ ትክክል ነው፤ 18በርግጥ አምስት ባሎች ነበሩሽ፤ አሁን ከአንቺ ጋር ያለውም ባልሽ ስላልሆነ፣ የተናገርሽው እውነት ነው።”

19ሴትዮዋም እንዲህ አለችው፤ “ጌታዬ፣ አንተ ነቢይ እንደሆንህ አያለሁ፤ 20አባቶቻችን በዚህ ተራራ ላይ ሰገዱ፤ እናንተ አይሁድ ግን ሰው መስገድ ያለበት በኢየሩሳሌም ነው ትላላችሁ” አለችው።

21ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አላት፤ “አንቺ ሴት፤ በዚህ ተራራም ሆነ በኢየሩሳሌም ለአብ የማትሰግዱበት ጊዜ እንደሚመጣ እመኚኝ። 22እናንተ ሳምራውያን ለማታውቁት ትሰግዳላችሁ፤ እኛ ግን ድነት ከአይሁድ ስለ ሆነ ለምናውቀው እንሰግዳለን። 23በእውነት የሚሰግዱ ለአብ በመንፈስና በእውነት የሚሰግዱበት ጊዜ ይመጣል፤ አሁንም መጥቶአል፤ አብም እንደዚህ በእውነት የሚሰግዱለትን ይፈልጋል። 24እግዚአብሔር መንፈስ ነው፤ የሚሰግዱለትም በመንፈስና በእውነት ሊሰግዱለት ይገባል።”

25ሴትዮዋም፣ “ክርስቶስ የተባለ መሲሕ እንደሚመጣ ዐውቃለሁ፤ እርሱ ሲመጣ ሁሉን ነገር ይነግረናል” አለችው።

26ኢየሱስም፣ “የማነጋግርሽ እኮ እኔ እርሱ ነኝ” ሲል ገልጦ ነገራት።

ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ተመልሰው መጡ

27በዚህ ጊዜ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ተመልሰው መጡ፤ ከሴት ጋር ሲነጋገር በማግኘታቸው ተደነቁ፤ ሆኖም ግን፤ “ምን ፈለግህ?” ወይም፣ “ከእርሷ ጋር የምትነጋገረው ለምንድን ነው?” ብሎ የጠየቀው ማንም አልነበረም።

28ሴትዮዋም እንስራዋን ትታ ወደ ከተማ ተመለሰች፤ ለሕዝቡም፣ 29“ያደረግሁትን ሁሉ የነገረኝን ሰው ኑና እዩ፤ እርሱ ክርስቶስ4፥29 ወይም መሲሕ ይሆን እንዴ?” አለች፤ 30እነርሱም ከከተማ ወጥተው እርሱ ወዳለበት አመሩ።

31በዚህ ጊዜ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ፣ “ረቢ፣ እህል ቅመስ እንጂ” አሉት።

32እርሱ ግን፣ “እናንተ የማታውቁት፣ የምበላው ምግብ አለኝ” አላቸው።

33ደቀ መዛሙርቱም፣ “ሰው ምግብ አምጥቶለት ይሆን እንዴ?” ተባባሉ።

34ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “የእኔ ምግብ የላከኝን ፈቃድ ማድረግና ሥራውን መፈጸም ነው፤ 35እናንተ፣ ‘ከአራት ወር በኋላ መከር ይደርሳል’ ትሉ የለምን? እነሆ፣ አዝመራው ለመከር እንደ ደረሰ ቀና ብላችሁ ማሳውን ተመልከቱ እላችኋለሁ። 36አጫጁ አሁንም ቢሆን እንኳ ደመወዙን እየተቀበለ ነው፤ ለዘላለም ሕይወት ይሆን ዘንድ አዝመራውን ይሰበስባል፤ ይህም ዘሪውና አጫጁ በጋራ ደስ እንዲላቸው ነው። 37ስለዚህ፣ ‘አንዱ ይዘራል፤ ሌላውም ያጭዳል’ የተባለው ምሳሌ እውነት ነው። 38ያልደከማችሁበትን እንድታጭዱ ላክኋችሁ፤ አድካሚውን ሥራ ሌሎች ሠሩ፤ እናንተም የድካማቸውን ፍሬ ሰበሰባችሁ።”

ብዙ ሳምራውያን አመኑ

39ሴትዮዋ፣ “ያደረግሁትን ሁሉ ነገረኝ” ብላ ስለ መሰከረች፣ ከዚያች ከተማ ብዙ ሳምራውያን በእርሱ አመኑ። 40ስለዚህ፣ ሳምራውያኑ ወደ እርሱ በመጡ ጊዜ አብሮአቸው እንዲቈይ አጥብቀው ለመኑት፤ እዚያም ሁለት ቀን ቈየ። 41ከቃሉም የተነሣ ሌሎች ብዙዎች አመኑ።

42ሴትዮዋንም፣ “ከእንግዲህ የምናምነው አንቺ ስለ ነገርሽን ብቻ አይደለም፤ እኛ ራሳችን ሰምተነዋል፤ ይህ ሰው በእውነት የዓለም አዳኝ እንደሆነ እናውቃለን” አሏት።

ኢየሱስ የሹሙን ልጅ ፈወሰ

43ከሁለቱ ቀናት በኋላም ወደ ገሊላ ሄደ፤ 44ነቢይ በገዛ አገሩ እንደማይከበር ኢየሱስ ራሱ ተናግሮ ነበርና። 45ገሊላ እንደ ደረሰም የገሊላ ሰዎች በደስታ ተቀበሉት፤ ምክንያቱም፣ እነርሱም በፋሲካ በዓል ኢየሩሳሌም ስለ ነበሩና በዚያ ያደረገውን ሁሉ ስላዩ ነው።

46ኢየሱስም ውሃውን የወይን ጠጅ ወዳደ ረገበት፣ በገሊላ ወደምትገኘው ወደ ቃና ከተማ ዳግመኛ መጣ፤ በቅፍርናሆምም ልጁ የታመመበት አንድ የቤተ መንግሥት ሹም ነበረ፤ 47ይህም ሰው ኢየሱስ ከይሁዳ ወደ ገሊላ መምጣቱን በሰማ ጊዜ፣ ወደ እርሱ ሄደና በሞት አፋፍ ላይ የነበረውን ልጁን መጥቶ እንዲፈውስለት ለመነው።

48ኢየሱስም፣ “መቼውንም እናንተ ምልክቶችንና ድንቅ ነገሮችን ካላያችሁ አታምኑም” አለው።

49ሹሙም፣ “ጌታዬ፤ ልጄ ከመሞቱ በፊት እባክህ ድረስልኝ” አለው።

50ኢየሱስም፣ “ልጅህ በሕይወት ይኖራልና ሂድ” አለው።

ሰውየውም ኢየሱስ የተናገረውን ቃል አምኖ ሄደ፤ 51በመንገድ ላይ እንዳለም፣ አገልጋዮቹ አግኝተውት ልጁ በሕይወት መኖሩን ነገሩት። 52እርሱም ልጁ በስንት ሰዓት እንደ ተሻለው ሲጠይቃቸው፣ “ትኵሳቱ የለቀቀው ትናንት በሰባት ሰዓት ላይ ነው” አሉት።

53አባትዮውም ሰዓቱ ኢየሱስ፣ “ልጅህ በሕይወት ይኖራል” ያለበት ሰዓት መሆኑን ተገነዘበ፤ እርሱና ቤተ ሰቡም ሁሉ አመኑ።

54ይህም፣ ኢየሱስ ከይሁዳ ወደ ገሊላ መጥቶ ያደረገው ሁለተኛው ታምራዊ ምልክት ነው።