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Verses of John 4

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John 4:21 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have our Saviour's answer to the foregoing question, which consists of two parts.

1. Concerning the place of worship.

2. Concerning the worship itself.

As to the place of worship, our Saviour tells her, That though the Jews had heretofore by warrant of God's word regularly worshipped at Jerusalem, and the Samaritans superstitiously worshipped at mount Gerizim, yet the hour was coming, namely, at his death, when all difference of places for God's worship should be taken away, and therefore she need not trouble herself about the place of God's worship, to know whether of the two places were holier, and the better to serve God in: for ere long the service of God should not be confined more to one place than another.

Learn hence, 1. That since the death of Christ, the religious difference of places is taken away, and the worship of God not confined to any one particular place or nation.

2. Our blessed Saviour resolves her, concerning the worship itself, namely, That the ceremonial worship, which the Jews and Samaritans used, should shortly be abolished, and instead thereof a more spiritual form of worship should be established, more suitable to the spiritual nature of the great and holy God, and containing in it the truth and substance of all that which the Jewish ceremonies prefigured and shadowed forth.

Learn hence, That the true worship of God under the gospel, doth not consist in the external pomp of any outward ceremonies, but is spiritual and substantial: no worship is acceptable to him, who is the Father of Spirits, but that which is truly spiritual.

Verses of John 4

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Consult other comments:

John 4:21 - The Greek Testament

John 4:21 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:21 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:21 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:21 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 4:21 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:21 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:21 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:21 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:21 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:21 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:21 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:21 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:21 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:21 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:21 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:21 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:21 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:21 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:21 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:21 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:21 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:21 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:21 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:21 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:21 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:21 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 4:21 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:21 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament