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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! BEHOLD VERSE 21-24 ! HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD OH ZION ! THY SALVATION DRAWS NEIGH UNTO THEE ! SHALOM ! SHALOM ! SHALOM UNTO THEE SAITH THE MOST HIGH AND LORD THY GOD ! SHALOM MY BELOVED ZION !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Verse 24. BODY SOUL SPIRIT. GOD IS SPIRIT SO SPEAK IN TONGUES. II Corinthians 4:4/Ephesians 2:1-11,12-6:12/Job 2:7/I Peter 5:8/Romans 8:1-8/Proverbs 3:5,6/Galatians 1:11,12/Genesis 3:6, 17-19,22,23/Luke 4:5,6/Titus 1:4,13/Hebrews 2:14/Galatians 3:16
  • Eric
    I learn a lot from that chapter .John 4:24 it says that God is spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  • Eaglesrock
    Avalyn Jesus spoke of two experiences a well of water and rivers of living water. The well: is the new Birth. Rivers: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • Earnest Jordan for verse 22
    To know speaks of intimacy, and true worship entails a deep intimacy with God. They worshipped what they knew not.
  • Stephen Cook
    I like a comment I heard years ago regarding the woman in this chapter, and I quote: "The Samaritan woman went to the well with a pitcher and returned to the city with the well in her." "The well", referred to of course means God's well of living water of salvation.

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