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3. The soul winner (v.28-42)

Verse 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people,

Verse 29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”

Verse 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him.

Verse 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”

Verse 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

Verse 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?”

Verse 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Verse 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

Verse 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Verse 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’

Verse 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

Verse 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”

Verse 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days.

Verse 41 And many more believed because of his word.

Verse 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

Verse 43 After the two days he departed for Galilee.

Verse 44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.)

Verse 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast.

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