Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Passage: John 4:1-15

Click here to listen to the Bible passage read by Karen McTighe.


While traveling through Samaria, Jesus encounters a woman at a well and tells her that he can provide a "living water" that will extinguish all thirst.


Jesus uses living water as a metaphor for the Spirit that meets people's thirst for life in relationship with God. He says that the spiritual water He provides brings people eternal life through faith, since faith is the way people relate rightly to God. In faith, people already experience life in relationship with the eternal God. This life of faith also has a future through the promise of resurrection to everlasting life.