JOHN 4:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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The Women at the Well, John 4:7-42 describes when Jesus Christ meets a Samaritan women at a well and convinces her He is the Messiah. Other Samaritans come to meet Jesus and invite him to stay with them and they believe the Gospel of Jesus saying, “this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

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God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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John 4:24 Translation & Meaning

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God θεός A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
a Spirit: πνεῦμα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Spirit
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) they
that worship προσκυνοῦντας To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worship
him αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
must δεῖ Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) must
worship προσκυνεῖν To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worship
him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
spirit πνεύματι A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit spirit
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
in truth. ἀληθείᾳ Truth truth

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

  • 23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

  • 24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

  • 25  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

  • 26  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.




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