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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
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"CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDIES"
The Gospel of John
Lesson 4: Chapter 4


(Using the English Version of the Latin Vulgate Holy Bible.)

4:1 "When Jesus therefore understood that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples, and baptizeth more than John,"

Q. Who was making more disciples than John?

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4:2 "(Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)"

Q. Who did not baptize?

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4:3 "He left Judea, and went again into Galilee."

Q. Where did Jesus go when He left Judea?

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4:4 "And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria."

Q. Through where did Jesus have to pass?

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4:5 "He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar, near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph."

Q. To what city in Samaria did Jesus come to?

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4:6 "Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour."

Q. Where did Jesus sit down?

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4:7 "There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: 'Give me to drink.'"

Q. What did Jesus ask of the Samaritan woman?

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4:8 "For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats."

Q. Where were the disciples gone?

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4:9 "Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: 'How dost thou, being a Jew, ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans.'"

Q. Why was the Samaritan woman surprised that Jesus spoke to her?

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4:10 "Jesus answered, and said to her: 'If thou didst know the gift of God, and who he is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.'"

Q. What did Jesus have to offer?

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4:11 "The woman saith to him: 'Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep; from whence then hast thou living water?'"

Q. Did Jesus have anything with which to draw water from the well?

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4:12 "Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?"

Q. Who gave the well to the Samaritans?

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4:13 "Jesus answered, and said to her: 'Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again; but he that shall drink of the water that I will give him, shall not thirst for ever:'"

Q. What kind of water prevents one from thirsting for ever?

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4:14 "But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting."

Q. What will happen to the water that Jesus offers?

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4:15 "The woman saith to him: 'Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.'"

Q. What did the Samaritan woman ask of Jesus?

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4:16 "Jesus saith to her: 'Go, call thy husband, and come hither.'"

Q. What did Jesus tell the Samaritan woman about her husband?

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4:17 "The woman answered, and said: 'I have no husband.' Jesus said to her: 'Thou hast said well, I have no husband:'"

Q. What did the Samaritan woman answer about her husband?

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4:18 "For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly."

Q. How many husbands did the Samaritan woman have?

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4:19 "The woman saith to him: 'Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.'"

Q. What did the Samaritan woman suspect that Jesus was?

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4:20 "Our fathers adored on this mountain, and you say, that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore."

Q. Where did the fathers of the Samaritans adore?

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4:21 "Jesus saith to her: 'Woman, believe me, that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, not in Jerusalem, adore the Father.'"

Q. In which locations did Jesus say the hour was coming when no one would adore there?

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4:22 "You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know; for salvation is of the Jews."

Q. What do the Samaritans adore?

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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."

Q. When the hour comes, how will the true adorers adore the Father?

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4:24 "God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth."

Q. God is what?

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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."

Q. What is the Messias called?

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4:26 "Jesus saith to her: 'I am he, who am speaking with thee."

Q. As who did Jesus identify Himself?

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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?'"

Q. Why did the disciples questioned within themselves that Jesus was talking to the woman? (See Jn. 4:9)

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4:28 "The woman therefore left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men there:"

Q. Where did the Samaritan woman go?

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4:29 "Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?"

Q. What did Jesus do that impressed the woman?

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4:30 "They went therefore out of the city, and came unto him."

Q. Where did the people go to meet Jesus?

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4:31 "In the mean time the disciples prayed him, saying: 'Rabbi, eat.'"

Q. What did the disciples ask Jesus to do?

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4:32 "But he said to them: 'I have meat to eat, which you know not.'"

Q. Jesus said He had something to eat. What was it?

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4:33 "The disciples therefore said one to another: 'Hath any man brought him to eat?'"

Q. Why were the disciples confused by the answer of Jesus?

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4:34 "Jesus saith to them: 'My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.'"

Q. To Jesus, what did it mean to eat meat?

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4:35 "Do you not 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."

Q. Why did Jesus tell His disciples to lift up their eyes?

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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."

Q. What happens to he who reaps?

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4:37 "For in this is the saying true: 'That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.'"

Q. The man who sows, is it the same man who reaps?

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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."

Q. Where the disciples reaping from their own labour?

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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.'"

Q. Why did many of the Samaritan believe in Jesus?

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4:40 "So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days."

Q. For how long did Jesus stay with the Samaritans?

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4:41 "And many more believed in him because of his own word."

Q. Why did many of the Samaritans believe in Jesus?

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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.'"

Q. Did the Samaritans believe because of the testimony of the woman?

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4:43 "Now after two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee."

Q. Where did Jesus go when He departed from Samaria?

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4:44 "For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country."

Q. What testimony did Jesus give about a prophet?

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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."

Q. Why did the Galileans believe in Jesus?

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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."

Q. Who was sick at Capharnaum?

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4:47 "He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death."

Q. What did the ruler ask of Jesus?

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4:48 "Jesus therefore said to him: 'Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not.'"

Q. What did Jesus say to the ruler?

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4:49 "The ruler saith to him: 'Lord, come down before that my son die.'"

Q. What did the ruler want Jesus to do?

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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."

Q. What did Jesus tell the ruler to do?

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4:51 "And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived."

Q. Who brought words to the ruler?

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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.'"

Q. At what time did the change happen?

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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."

Q. Because of the healing, who all believed?

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4:54 "This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee."

Q. How many miracles had Jesus performed by now?

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