3 - Woman at the Well

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The shortest route from Judea to Galilee was through Samaria. Most Jews avoided going through Samaria because they disliked the Samaritans. Along the way, Jesus and his disciples came to the town called Sychar near where Jacob had lived and had given a piece of land to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus was tired from his journey and about midday sat down by the well to rest. When a Samaritan woman came to get water from the well, she drew her water near Jesus. He then asked her, “Will you give me a drink?” The woman was astonished and said, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” 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.”