John 4:23

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the houre commeth, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit, and in trueth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father.
- Basic English Bible

But [the] hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such as his worshippers.
- Darby Bible

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
- Webster's Bible

But a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the true worshippers will worship the Father with true spiritual worship; for indeed the Father desires such worshippers.
- Weymouth Bible

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers.
- World English Bible

But the tyme is comun, and now it is, whanne trewe worschiperis schulen worschipe the fadir in spirit and treuthe; for also the fadir sekith suche, that worschipen hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

but, there cometh an hour, and it now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also doth seek such to worship him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:23


4:23 The true worshippers shall worship the Father - Not here or there only, but at all times and in all places.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:23


Joh 4:23 The hour cometh, etc. The time is at hand, says the Lord, when a worship of forms, or at holy places, will not meet the demands of the Father. "He must be worshiped" with the heart, in spirit and in truth. Spiritual worship can be offered in any land, wherever the soul can humble itself before God.

Discussion for John 4

  • A disciple
    "..JESUS said unto them you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall you be baptized.." How gentle the Lord is with us! He doesn't tell them how they are unfit for even the presence of God, and how dare they imagine that they should be put in the worshipful place at God's right hand! But Jesus shows us how that He is our Leader Example.
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 1:9 and it came to pass in those days that JESUS came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized of john in Jordan --1:10-- and straightway coming up out of the water HE saw the heavens opened and the spirit like a dove descending upon HIM ISAIAH 11:2 and the spirit of THE LORD shall rest upon HIM the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of counsel and might the spirit of knowledge...
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 10:38 but JESUS said unto them you know not what you ask can you drink of the cup that I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with --10:39-- and they said unto HIM we can and JESUS said unto them you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall you be baptized
  • Alex
    Jesus knew that all of his disciples had been water baptised but he warns them if I WASH THEE NOT YOU WILL HAVE NO PART WITH ME which speaks volumes of a greater baptism of the H.G. THAT RESULTED FROM THE CROSS TH BLOOD ETC. THE WATER OF GOD IS HIS WORD NOT H20. THATS Y HE SAID YOU ARE MADE CLEAN BY THE WORD I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU which is THAT LIVING WATER WHICH IS THE H.G. NOT H20. TH BLOOD ETC.
  • Starlett Powers
    If we receive and believe in him he will provide a blessing each day he gives us. It's not an easy road but road worth the effort of going through.
  • Steve morrow
    ??? 1 PETER 3:21 the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us not the putting away of the filth of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience toward GOD by the resurrection of JESUS CHRIST EPHESIANS 5:26 that HE might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word MARK 16:16he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned

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