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

  • 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
  • Donna Wilkins
    I did not live in the days of Christ, but never the less I have unwavering faith in Him because of the love and miracles that He has preformed in my behalf and my family. I am far from perfection but His merciful hand has reached out to even me. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and we believe that God has a perfect Glorified physical and spirit body. See Joseph Smith

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