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

  • BSP
    Verses 23 and 24: It is God's view of religion that truly matters. Those worshipping God must do so with spirit and truth.
  • 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.

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