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

  • A disciple
    The woman who came out to the well at noon-day, was the first one in that town whom the Lord was sent to talk to. There is so much to wonder at and learn from Jesus, how to think about others, and then how to talk to them. He came into a world where everyone was lost, and wandering aimlessly without a shepherd, and trapped in sins. Its the open heart receptive to the truth that God seeks to save.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 4:16-18; Something I noticed, after reading an embarrassing personal question on here, Jesus never did this, not even with the Pharisees. In these 3 vs. He 'led' the woman to where He could get her to admit her fault - without saying, 'how many husbands have you had.' But then - He was God and was - omniscient. But He's still our example - to "Set a watch before my mouth ..... "; Ps. 141:3.
  • Bruce
    Aavtar: Sometimes hurt and pain can run deep. I heard every curse word before I could walk that with my dad yelling at my mom. That would be doing the week when he didn't drink.Friday,Saturday night all Hell broke loose! Sounds like your life was a little harder! Only because of my new life in Christ that I could forgive my dad. Hugged him first time at the age of 34. Christ the best thing ever!
  • A disciple
    One big part of the things Jesus taught, that has always scandalized so many who think they are better than others; is how He said, "The publicans and Harlots go into the kingdom of heaven before you!" and about the woman (who was a sinner) weeping and kissing His feet; "Her sins which are many are forgiven because she loved much." Jesus nowhere condones sinning, but is ever kind to the repentant.
  • Irene123
    The Samaritan woman - nothing was even implied she was abused; she just had 5 husbands. Jesus wated to 'bring her out' tho', is why He told her to bring her husband; He knew she would go tell people, "Here is a man that told me all ....."; Jesus was 'preparing' the way for His Apostles.
  • Aavtar Singh Caleb
    Dear all. I truly enjoy reading the book of John. So much so, I can recite it with ease Cpth 4: 4 to 28.

    The samarian woman at tge well reminds me of Mum.She was abused physically, mentally n sexually by my alcoholic father. Both mum n dad could not read n write. It took me 40 long years to forgive my dad for all his flaws as father n a husband.

    Mum eventually left him when I was 12 years old.

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