Where Does It Say Jesus Is the Water of Life?

Have you ever heard the phrase “Jesus is the water of life”? This phrase is a reference to a biblical passage found in the book of John.

But where exactly does it say that Jesus is the water of life? Let’s dive deeper into this topic.

Understanding the Context

In order to understand where it says Jesus is the water of life, we need to look at the context in which this phrase appears. The book of John is one of four gospels in the New Testament and was written by John, one of Jesus’ disciples. In chapter 4, John tells a story about Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman at a well.

The Conversation with the Samaritan Woman

In this story, Jesus asks the Samaritan woman for a drink from the well. She expresses surprise that he would ask her for a drink because Jews and Samaritans did not typically interact with each other. Jesus responds by saying:

“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

The woman doesn’t understand what Jesus means by “living water” and asks if he is greater than their ancestor Jacob who gave them this well. Jesus then explains:

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

This is where we get the phrase “Jesus is the water of life.” He offers us something much greater than physical water – eternal life through faith in him.


So where does it say that Jesus is the water of life? It’s found in John 4:10-14 when Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman at the well.

This passage represents the gift of salvation that Jesus offers to all who come to him in faith. Just as physical water is necessary for our physical bodies, Jesus is necessary for our spiritual lives. May we all drink from the living water that only Jesus can provide.

  • Reference: John 4:10-14