John 4:21

“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto her, Woman, beleeue me, the houre commeth when ye shall neither in this mountaine, nor yet at Hierusalem, worship the Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to her, Woman, take my word for this; the time is coming when you will not give worship to the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, [the] hour is coming when ye shall neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem worship the Father.
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
- Webster's Bible

Believe me, said Jesus, "the time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father.
- World English Bible

Jhesus seith to hir, Womman, bileue thou to me, for the our schal come, whanne nether in this hil, nethir in Jerusalem, ye schulen worschipe the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to her, `Woman, believe me, that there doth come an hour, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:21


4:21 Believe me - Our Lord uses this expression in this manner but once; and that to a Samaritan. To his own people, the Jews, his usual language is, I say unto you. The hour cometh when ye - Both Samaritans and Jews, shall worship neither in this mountain, nor at Jerusalem - As preferable to any other place. True worship shall be no longer confined to any one place or nation.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:21


Joh 4:21 Neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem. Now comes the announcement of one of the grandest truths revealed by Christ, that the place is immaterial, that true, spiritual worship is essential.

Discussion for John 4:21

  • Richard Otema Alimadi for verse 21
    JOHN 4 21. Jesus used this expression , indeed , to condemn the ancient traditions of worshipping their gods on the mountains for example,the worshipping of the mood gods by the Arabs at Kabah in MECCA the most sacred site for Arabians paganism. ............................................This moon gods according to some known archaeologists COON among others,was represented by the symbol of the crescent moon and upto now they remains worshipping as their chief deity of gods. ............................................................................And that believers should know, a true God , is not only to be worshipped in one place , but every where.

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