4:22. You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know.
For salvation is of the Jews.
4:23. But the hour cometh and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to adore him.
4:24. God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth.
4:25. The woman saith to him: I know that the Messias cometh (who is called Christ): therefore, when he is come, he will tell us all things.
4:26. Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee.
4:27. And immediately his disciples came. And they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? Or: Why talkest thou with her?
4:28. The woman therefore left her waterpot and went her way into the city and saith to the men there:
4:29. Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?
4:30. They went therefore out of the city and came unto him.
4:31. In the mean time, the disciples prayed him, saying: Rabbi, eat.
4:32. But he said to them: I have meat to eat which you know not.
4:33. The disciples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought him to eat?
4:34. Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.
4:35. Do not you say: There are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries.
For they are white already to harvest.
4:36. And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
4:37. For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.
4:38. I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour. Others have laboured: and you have entered into their labours.
4:39. Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I have done.
4:40. So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days.
4:41. And many more believed in him, because of his own word.
4:42. And they said to the woman: We now believe, not for thy saying: for we ourselves have heard him and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.
4:43. Now after two days, he departed thence and went into Galilee.
4:44. For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
4:45. And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he had done at Jerusalem on the festival day: for they also went to the festival day.
4:46. He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum.
4:47. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, sent to him and prayed him to come down and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
4:48. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not.
4:49. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die.
4:50. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him and went his way.
4:51. And as he was going down, his servants met him: and they brought word, saying, that his son lived.
4:52. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him.
4:53. The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him: Thy son liveth. And himself believed, and his whole house.
4:54. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea. into Galilee.
John Chapter 5
Christ heals on the sabbath the man languishing thirty-eight years. His discourse upon this occasion.
5:1. After these things was a festival day of the Jews: and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
5:2. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches.
Probatica... That is, the sheep pond; either so called, because the sheep were washed therein, that were to be offered up in sacrifice in the temple, or because it was near the sheep gate. That this was a pond where miracles were wrought is evident from the sacred text; and also that the water had no natural virtue to heal, as one only of those put in after the motion of the water was restored to health; for if the water had the healing quality, the others would have the like benefit, being put into it about the same time.
5:3. In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of withered: waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4. And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.
5:5. And there was a certain man there that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity.
5:6. Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a long time, he saith to him: Wilt thou be made whole?
5:7. The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am coming, another goeth down before me.
5:8. Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed and walk.
5:9. And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed and walked. And it was the sabbath that day.
5:10. The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the sabbath.
It is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.
5:11. He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me: Take up thy bed and walk.
5:12. They asked him therefore: Who is that man who said to thee: Take up thy bed and walk?
5:13. But he who was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus went aside from the multitude standing in the place.