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

  • BSP
    Verse 14: Jesus revealed that if we are to gain everlasting life, we must go to him because he provides it for us.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord and the Lord for the body. The meat of the Word is Jesus. Eat and get full...
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 4:32 BUT HE SAID UNTO THEM I HAVE MEAT TO EAT THAT YOU KNOW NOT OF ---4:34---JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK JOHN 6:53 THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THEM VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU EXCEPT YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU ---6:55--- FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED
  • Insight777
    Jesus is explaining there is no salvation in the Jewish religion. Jesus is the living water meaning the spirit of truth that removes the lies of Abraham and Jacob. Jesus teaches water Baptism for removal of sin and his disciples water baptize new followers. Jesus does not make blood sacrifices
  • 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.

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