The woman was surprised, for Jews
refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans.
She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman.
Why are you asking me for a drink?”
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water?
And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he
and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.
It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”