New Living Translation
You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews.
King James Bible
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.
World English Bible
You worship that which you don't know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.
Young's Literal Translation
ye worship what ye have not known; we worship what we have known, because the salvation is of the Jews;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:22 Ye worship ye know not what - Ye Samaritans are ignorant, not only of the place, but of the very object of worship. Indeed, they feared the Lord after a fashion; but at the same time served their own gods, 2Kings 17:33. Salvation is from the Jews - So spake all the prophets, that the Saviour should arise out of the Jewish nation: and that from thence the knowledge of him should spread to all nations under heaven.
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2 Kings 17:28
So one of the priests who had been exiled from Samaria returned to Bethel and taught the new residents how to worship the LORD.
People from many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob's God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For the LORD's teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.
When God raised up his servant, Jesus, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful ways."
for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: 'To an Unknown God.' This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I'm telling you about.
Then what's the advantage of being a Jew? Is there any value in the ceremony of circumcision?
They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.
But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root.
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