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John 4:24 - Worship in spirit and in truth

NIV God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
KJV God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
NASBGod is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4:24


Man could never comprehend the invisible God unless He revealed Himself, as He did in Scripture and the Incarnation.The word "spirit" does not refer to the Holy Spirit but to the human spirit. Jesus' point here is that a person must worship not simply by external conformity to religious rituals and places (outwardly) but inwardly ("in spirit") with the proper heart attitude. The reference to "truth" refers to worship of God consistent with the revealed Scripture and centered on the "Word made flesh" who ultimately revealed His Father (14:6).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Jn 4:24). Nashville: Word Pub.

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