John 4:24

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit, and in trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

God is Spirit: then let his worshippers give him worship in the true way of the spirit.
- Basic English Bible

God [is] a spirit; and they who worship him must worship [him] in spirit and truth.
- Darby Bible

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
- Webster's Bible

God is Spirit; and those who worship Him must bring Him true spiritual worship."
- Weymouth Bible

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
- World English Bible

God is a spirit, and it bihoueth hem that worschipen hym, to worschipe in spirit and treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

God [is] a Spirit, and those worshipping Him, in spirit and truth it doth behove to worship.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:24


4:24 God is a Spirit - Not only remote from the body, and all the properties of it, but likewise full of all spiritual perfections, power, wisdom, love, holiness. And our worship should be suitable to his nature. We should worship him with the truly spiritual worship of faith, love, and holiness, animating all our tempers, thoughts, words, and actions.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:24


Joh 4:24 God [is] a Spirit. Rather, "God is Spirit". This declaration is fundamental. Since he is Spirit, he must receive spiritual worship, and is everywhere present.

Discussion for John 4

  • Steve morrow
    acts 4:12 neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved---john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved---philippians 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are CHRISTS---luke 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY
  • Donna Wilkins
    I did not live in the days of Christ, but never the less I have unwavering faith in Him because of the love and miracles that He has preformed in my behalf and my family. I am far from perfection but His merciful hand has reached out to even me. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and we believe that God has a perfect Glorified physical and spirit body. See Joseph Smith
  • John
    The Woman was not divorced. If a woman bed down with a man or Man bed down with a woman; and have sexual relations together then they become married in spirit and body in the eyes of God. This was considered to be Adultery and that made her guilty of the same. But she would be forgiven at His death for the sins of the world, if she repented and asked for mercy, and stopped sinning to be saved.
  • Ulu
    Why do people assume the Samaritan woman was 5 times divorced? Maybe all her husbands died and they were all brothers, unable to give her children. Maybe the man she is in love with now is not allowed to marry her because of cultural differences. Jesus accepts her just as she is and she becomes a great evangelist.
  • Anonymous
    We all must spread the word of God and we must realize there will no believers but don 't give up on them help them to believe and trust in God with no witness to his miricles in person but to accept Jesus Christ as or lord and savior
  • Mark mcglathery for verse 24
    God is a spirit singular denoted here, duet.6 4 Here o Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. One here is echad in Heb. denotes one in number, not a compound unity that the Strong 's concordance emphatically suggest.

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