Modern Literal Version
[John 4]




     {Mar 1:14a & Mat 4:12 & Luk 3:19-20 & Joh 4:1-4 Judea to Galilee.}



     4:1 Therefore as the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus is making* and immersing* more disciples than John, 4:2 (although Jesus himself was not immersing*, but his disciples did), 4:3 he left Judea and went away into Galilee.




     4:4 Now it was essential for him to go through Samaria.



     {Joh 4:5-43 Jacob's Well and at Sychar; no parallel.}



     4:5 So he comes to a city of Samaria, called* Sychar, close to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph, 4:6 and Jacob's well was there. Therefore, Jesus, being fatigued from his journey, was sitting thus upon the well. It was approximately the sixth hour {i.e. Noon}. 4:7 A woman from Samaria comes to dip-out water. Jesus says to her, Give to me some water to drink.4:8 For* his disciples had gone away into the city, in order that they might buy nourishment.



     4:9 Therefore the Samaritan woman says to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, who is a Samaritan woman? (For* Jews have no dealings together with Samaritans.)



     4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that says to you, Give to me some water to drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given living water to you.



     4:11 The woman says to him, Lord, you have no bucket and the well is deep. Therefore from where do you have the living water? 4:12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank out of it himself and his sons and his livestock, are you?



     4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, Everyone who drinks from this water will be thirsty again4:14but whoever is drinking from the water that I will be giving him may never* be thirsty, but the water that I will be giving him will become in him a well of water leaping up to everlasting life.



     4:15 The woman says to him, Lord, give this water to me, in order that I may not be thirsty, nor come here to dip-out water.



     4:16 Jesus says to her, Go, summon your husband, and come here.



     4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.



     Jesus says to her, You said well, I have no husband,4:18for* you had five husbands, and he whom you have now is not your husband. You have said this, a true thing.



     4:19 The woman says to him, Lord, I view that you are a prophet. 4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and youĎJews say, that in Jerusalem is the place where it is essential to worship.



     4:21 Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when youĎ will be worshiping the Father, neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem.4:22YouĎ worship what youĎ do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.4:23But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will be worshiping the Father in spirit and truth; for* the Father also is seeking such who are worshiping him.4:24God is a Spirit, and it is essential for those who are worshiping him to worship in spirit and truth.



     4:25 The woman says to him, I know that the Messiah is coming (he who is called* Christ). Whenever he comes, that man will be proclaiming all things to us.



     4:26 Jesus says to her, I am he, who is speaking to you.




     4:27 And his disciples came upon this, and marveled that he was speaking with a woman; nevertheless, no one said, What are you seeking? Or, Why are you speaking with her?



     4:28 So the woman left her water pot and went away into the city, and says to the men, 4:29Come-hereĎ. BeholdĎ, a man who told me all things, as many things as I have done. This is not the Christ, is it? 4:30 They went out of the city and were coming toward him.



     4:31 But in the timein between, the disciples requested him, saying, Rabbi, eat.



     4:32 But he said to them, I have food to eat which youĎ do not know.



     4:33 Therefore the disciples were saying to one another, Someone did not bring him anythingto eat, did they?



     4:34 Jesus says to them, My food is that* I should be doing the will of the one who sent me, and should complete his work.4:35Do you not say, There are still four months and then the harvest comes. Behold, I am saying to youĎ, LiftĎ up yourĎ eyes and lookĎ at the farmlands, because they are already white for the harvest.4:36And he who is reaping receives wages and gathers fruit to everlasting life; in order that he who is sowing and he who is reaping may rejoice also in unison.4:37For* the true word is in this, Another is he who issowing and another is he who is reaping. 4:38I sent youĎ to reap what youĎ have not labored; others have labored, and youĎ have entered into their labor.



          4:39 Now many out of the Samaritans from that city believed in him, because of the word of the woman, who was testifying, He told me all things, as many things as I have done. 4:40Therefore, as the Samaritans came to him, they requested him to abide with them, and he remained there two days. 4:41 And many more believed because of his word; 4:42 and they were saying to the woman, We believe no longer because of your speech; for* we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is truly the Savior of the world, the Christ.




     4:43 Now after the two days, he went forth from there and went into Galilee. 4:44 For* Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own fatherland.




     {Luk 4:14a & Joh 4:44-45 Arrival in Galilee.}



     4:45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans accepted him, having seen all the things which he did in Jerusalem at the feast; for* they had also gone to the feast.




     {Joh 4:46-54 Cana; no parallel.}



     4:46 Therefore, Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he made* the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick in Capernaum. 4:47 Having heard that Jesus is coming out of Judea into Galilee, he went toward him, and asked him in order that he might come down and might heal his son; for* he was about to die. 4:48 Therefore Jesus said to him, If youĎ do not see signs and wonders, youĎ may never* believe.



     4:49 The nobleman says to him, Lord, come down here before my child dies.



     4:50 Jesus says to him, Travel on; your son lives.



     And the man believed the word in which Jesus spoke to him, and he was traveling on.



     4:51 Now already while going down, his bondservants encountered him and reported, saying that his boy lives. 4:52 Therefore, he inquired from them the hour in which he had improved. And they said to him, The fever left him yesterday in the seventh hour. 4:53 Therefore the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and his whole house believed. 4:54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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