21 Jesus told her, “Believe Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans[a] worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews.(A) 23 But an hour is coming, and is now here,(B) when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. 24 God is spirit,(C) and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”(D)

25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah[b](E) is coming” (who is called Christ(F)). “When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”

26 “I am He,”(G) Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.”

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  1. John 4:22 Samaritans is implied since the Gk verb and pronoun are pl.
  2. John 4:25 In the NT, the word Messiah translates the Gk word Christos (“Anointed One”), except here and in Jn 1:41 where it translates Messias.

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