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 4:23

  • Stephende for verse 23
    The hour is always already for to worship in Spirit and truth. For spirit is the living water, the life given us by the Father, breathed into the nostrils of Adam. The Father who formed us watches from Heaven the sons of man impartially to see who will take up this Cross, as it were.
  • Ogunmodede folorunso for verse 23
    that is,end of all things is now

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