John 4:22

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for saluation is of the Iewes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You give worship, but without knowledge of what you are worshipping: we give worship to what we have knowledge of: for salvation comes from the Jews.
- Basic English Bible

Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.
- Darby Bible

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship, for salvation is from the Jews.
- Webster's Bible

You worship One of whom you know nothing. We worship One whom we know; for salvation comes from the Jews.
- Weymouth Bible

You worship that which you don't know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.
- World English Bible

Ye worschipen that ye knowen not; we worschipen that that we knowen; for helthe is of the Jewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye worship what ye have not known; we worship what we have known, because the salvation is of the Jews;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:22


4:22 Ye worship ye know not what - Ye Samaritans are ignorant, not only of the place, but of the very object of worship. Indeed, they feared the Lord after a fashion; but at the same time served their own gods, #2Kings 17:33|. Salvation is from the Jews - So spake all the prophets, that the Saviour should arise out of the Jewish nation: and that from thence the knowledge of him should spread to all nations under heaven.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:22


Joh 4:22 Salvation is of the Jews. In the controversy between the Jews and Samaritans, the former was right on the great issue. The Samaritans worshiped, but knew not what they worshiped, because they rejected the prophets who would have directed them.

Discussion for John 4

  • Irene123
    Paul and Arabia; Paul didn't go to Arabia to study written words. He was an Israelite, of the tribe of Benjamin, etc. He knew the O.T. frontwards and backwards, but hadn't the 'light' on Jesus in those scriptures. That's why God sent him to Arabia - so He (God) could give Paul light on Jesus in the O.T. Jesus talked to Paul just like on the road to Damascus. Cont.
  • Irene123
    Jesus told the Samaritan woman she had had five husbands because He was God MANIFEST in the flesh and so He KNEW she had had 5 husbands. He stopped at that well also because He knew she would be there and also because He knew she had a heart for the things of God. He even knew her before the foundation of the world, just like He knew you and I.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Mr. William; The Lord was speaking to the woman about salvation; and when He draws anyone to Himself to be saved, He will always shine His Light upon our innermost selves, and on our sins, so that we repent of the sins, and have a true conversion; that He may purge us from the sins, by faith in Him. Many are interested in some way to hear about Jesus; but don't want to be convicted of their sins!
  • William Lambert
    I'm not sure why Jesus told the woman she had five husbands.
  • Irene123
    Jesus 'must needs go through Samaria'; because that was the only way one could get to Galilee. And it wasn't an easy walk. But He KNEW there was a woman in Samaria that was hungry for what he had; He knew she was open to His message. Jesus knows our needs, desires - even before we do. But - that does not mean we will accept His truth when our eyes are opened.
  • 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

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