John 4:5-15 (NRSV)
5 So he came to
a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob
had given to his son Joseph.
well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting
by the well. It was about noon.
7 A Samaritan
woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me
8 (His disciples
had gone to the city to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan
woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink
of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common
10 Jesus answered
her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying
to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him,
and he would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said
to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where
do you get that living water?
12 Are you greater
than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons
and his flocks drank from it?”
13 Jesus said
to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty
14 but those who
drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.
The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water
gushing up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said
to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty
or have to keep coming here to draw water.”