New International Version
You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye worship ye know not what - The Samaritans believed in the same God with the Jews; but, as they rejected all the prophetical writings, they had but an imperfect knowledge of the Deity: besides, as they incorporated the worship of idols with his worship, they might be justly said to worship him whom they did not properly know. See the account of their motley worship, 2 Kings 17:26-34. But after Sanballat had built the temple on Mount Gerizim, the idolatrous worship of the Cutheans and Sepharvites, etc., was entirely laid aside; the same religious service being performed in the Samaritan temple which was performed in that at Jerusalem.
We know what we worship - We Jews acknowledge all the attributes of his nature, and offer to him only the sacrifices prescribed in the law.
Salvation is of the Jews - Εκ των Ιουδαιων εστιν, Salvation is from the Jews. Salvation seems here to mean the Savior, the Messiah, as it does Luke 2:30; Acts 4:12 : and so the woman appears to have understood it, John 4:25. The Messiah was to spring from the Jews - from them, the preaching of the Gospel, and the knowledge of the truth, were to go to all the nations of the world. It was to the Jews that the promises were made; and it was in their prophetic Scriptures, which the Samaritans rejected, that Jesus Christ was proclaimed and described. See Isaiah 11:3.
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2 Kings 17:28
So one of the priests who had been exiled from Samaria came to live in Bethel and taught them how to worship the LORD.
Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."
For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship--and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.
do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
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