Dave Sim's blogandmail #105 (December 25th, 2006)
The Gospel According to John
Chapter 4, verses 1-32
King James Version, 1611
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized moe disciples then Iohn,
(Though Iesus himselfe baptized not, but his disciples:)
He left Iudea, and departed againe into Galile.
And hee must needs goe thorow Samaria.
Then commeth he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, neere to the parcell of ground that Iacob gaue to his sonne Ioseph.
Now Iacobs Well was there. Iesus therefore being wearied with his iourney, sate thus on the Well: and it was about the sixth houre.
There commeth a woman of Samaria to draw water: Iesus sayth vnto her, Giue me to drinke.
For his disciples were gone away vnto the city to buy meate.
Then saith the woman of Samaria vnto him, How is it that thou, being a Iewe, askest drinke of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Iewes haue no dealings with the Samaritanes.
Iesus answered, and said vnto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that sayth to thee, Giue me to drinke; thou wouldest haue asked of him, and hee would haue giuen thee liuing water.
The woman saith vnto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to drawe with, and the Well is deepe: from whence then hast thou that liuing water?
Art thou greater then our father Iacob, which gaue vs the Well, and dranke thereof himselfe, and his children, and his cattell?
Iesus answered, and said vnto her, Whosoeuer drinketh of this water, shall thirst againe:
But whosoeuer drinketh of the water that I shal giue him, shall neuer thirst: but the water that I shall giue him, shalbe in him a well of water springing vp into euerlasting life.
The woman saith vnto him, Sir, giue me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Iesus saith vnto her, Goe, call thy husband, and come hither.
The woman answered, and said, I haue no husband. Iesus said vnto her, Thou hast well said, I haue no husband:
For thou hast had fiue husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: In that saidest thou truely.
The woman saith vnto him, Sir, I perceiue that thou art a Prophet.
Our fathers worshipped in this mountaine, and ye say, that in Hierusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Iesus saith vnto her, Woman, beleeue me, the houre commeth when ye shall neither in this mountaine, nor yet at Hierusalem, worship the Father.
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for saluation is of the Iewes.
But the houre commeth, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit, and in trueth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in trueth.
The woman saith vnto him, I know that Messias commeth, which is called Christ: when he is come, hee will tell vs all things.
Iesus sayth vnto her, I that speake vnto thee, am hee.
And vpon this came his disciples and marueiled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? Or, Why talkest thou with her?
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and sayth to the men,
Come, see a man, which tolde me all things that euer I did: Is not this the Christ?
Then they went out of the citie, and came vnto him.
In the meane while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eate.
But hee said vnto them, I haue meate to eate that ye know not of.
[Just a reminder—September 25, October 25, November 25 and now December 25 that Sgt. Claude Flowers hasn't gotten an answer from the Friends of Lulu and no one has yet asked Jackie Estrada or Heidi Macdonald why they rejected my idea of an all-female comics professional petition against censorship to assist the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund back in 1996, thus proving that feminists get a free ride in our society because they never have to explain or justify their choices. See you January 25th for the next reminder!]
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