Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him.

International Standard Version

Yet the time is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Indeed, the Father is looking for people like that to worship him.

A Conservative Version

But an hour comes, and now is, when the TRUE worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for also the Father seeks such kind who worship him.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers.

An Understandable Version

But the time will come, and is now [actually] here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [i.e., from the heart] and truth [i.e., according to God's revealed will], for these are the people whom the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

Anderson New Testament

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but the time is coming, nay, is very nigh, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for they are the worshippers which he requires.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such worshiping Him.

Goodspeed New Testament

But a time is coming??t is already here!??hen the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and sincerity, for the Father wants such worshipers.

John Wesley New Testament

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 worshipers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such worshipping him.

King James 2000

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But an hour is coming--and now is [here]--when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such [people] [to be] his worshipers.

Modern King James verseion

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit, and in truth. For verily, such the father requireth to worship him.

Moffatt New Testament

But the time is coming, it has come already, when the real worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in reality; for these are the worshippers that the Father wants.

Montgomery New Testament

But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father is seeking such as his worshipers.

NET Bible

But a time is coming -- and now is here -- when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.

New Heart English 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.

Noyes New Testament

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for such worshippers the Father seeketh.

Sawyer New Testament

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him.

The Emphasized Bible

But there cometh an hour, and, now, is, - when, the real worshippers, shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, even the Father, is seeking, such as these, as his worshippers.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But the hour is coming, yea, is now come, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such worshippers of him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But a time is coming, indeed it is already here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father spiritually and truly; for such are the worshipers that the Father desires.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

But a time is coming -- indeed, it is already here -- when the real worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and reality, for the Father is looking for just such worshipers.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, indeed, the Father seeketh such to be His worshipers.

Worsley New Testament

But the time is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father requireth such worshippers of Him.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

the hour
ὥρα 
Hora 
hour , time , season ,
Usage: 67

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come , go , , vr come
Usage: 424

and



and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
when , while , as soon as , after that , after , that
Usage: 86

the
προσκυνητής 
Proskunetes 
Usage: 0

ἀληθινός 
Alethinos 
Usage: 16

προσκυνητής 
Proskunetes 
Usage: 0

προσκυνέω 
Proskuneo 
Usage: 49

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180
Usage: 180

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

in truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
truth , truly 99 , true , verity
Usage: 87

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
such , such thing , such an one , like , such a man , such a fellow
Usage: 51

to worship
προσκυνέω 
Proskuneo 
Usage: 49

Images John 4:23

Context Readings

Conversation With A Samaritan Woman

22 ye worship what ye have not known; we worship what we have known, because the salvation is of the Jews; 23 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; 24 God is a Spirit, and those worshipping Him, in spirit and truth it doth behove to worship.'



Cross References

Philippians 3:3

for we are the circumcision, who by the Spirit are serving God, and glorying in Christ Jesus, and in flesh having no trust,

John 5:25

Verily, verily, I say to you -- There cometh an hour, and it now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those having heard shall live;

Romans 1:9

for God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the good news of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,

Romans 8:15

for ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye did receive a spirit of adoption in which we cry, 'Abba -- Father.'

Galatians 4:6

and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, 'Abba, Father!'

Ephesians 6:18

through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints --

Joshua 24:14

'And now, fear ye Jehovah, and serve Him, in perfection and in truth, and turn aside the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt, and serve ye Jehovah;

1 Samuel 12:24

only, fear ye Jehovah, and ye have served Him in truth with all your heart, for see that which He hath made great with you;

1 Chronicles 29:17

'And I have known, my God, that Thou art trying the heart, and uprightness dost desire; I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these: and now, Thy people who are found here I have seen with joy to offer willingly to Thee.

Psalm 17:1

A Prayer of David. Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear to my prayer, without lips of deceit.

Psalm 32:2

O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Psalm 51:6

Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.

Psalm 147:11

Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah, And the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in clefts of the rock, In a secret place of the ascent, Cause me to see thine appearance, Cause me to hear thy voice, For thy voice is sweet, and thy appearance comely.

Isaiah 1:10-15

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom, Give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah,

Isaiah 10:20

And it hath come to pass, in that day, The remnant of Israel, And the escaped of the house of Jacob, Do not add any more to lean on its smiter, And have leant on Jehovah, The Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Isaiah 26:8-9

Also, in the path of Thy judgments, O Jehovah, we have waited for Thee, To Thy name and to Thy remembrance Is the desire of the soul.

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord saith: Because drawn near hath this people, with its mouth, And with its lips they have honoured Me, And its heart it hath put far off from Me, And their fear of Me is -- A precept of men is taught!

Isaiah 43:21

This people I have formed for Myself, My praise they recount.

Isaiah 48:1-2

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, Who are called by the name of Israel, And from the waters of Judah came out, Who are swearing by the name of Jehovah, And of the God of Israel make mention, Not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 58:2

Seeing -- Me day by day they seek, And the knowledge of My ways they desire, As a nation that righteousness hath done, And the judgment of its God hath not forsaken, They ask of me judgments of righteousness, The drawing near of God they desire:

Isaiah 58:8-14

Then broken up as the dawn is thy light, And thy health in haste springeth up, Gone before thee hath thy righteousness, The honour of Jehovah doth gather thee.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus said Jehovah: The heavens are My throne, And the earth My footstool, Where is this -- the house that ye build for Me? And where is this -- the place -- My rest?

Jeremiah 3:10

And even in all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned back unto Me with all her heart, but with falsehood, an affirmation of Jehovah.'

Jeremiah 4:2

And thou hast sworn -- Jehovah liveth, In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness, And blessed themselves in Him have nations, And in Him they boast themselves.

Jeremiah 7:7-12

Then I have caused you to dwell in this place, In the land that I gave to your fathers, From age even unto age.

Ezekiel 22:30

And I seek of them a man making a fence, And standing in the breach before Me, In behalf of the land -- not to destroy it, And I have not found.

Matthew 15:7-9

'Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

Luke 18:11-13

the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer;

John 1:17

for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;

John 4:21

Jesus saith to her, 'Woman, believe me, that there doth come an hour, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father;

John 12:23

And Jesus responded to them, saying, 'The hour hath come that the Son of Man may be glorified;

John 16:32

and now it hath come, that ye may be scattered, each to his own things, and me ye may leave alone, and I am not alone, because the Father is with me;

Romans 8:26

And, in like manner also, the Spirit doth help our weaknesses; for, what we may pray for, as it behoveth us, we have not known, but the Spirit himself doth make intercession for us with groanings unutterable,

1 Peter 2:9

and ye are a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;

Jude 1:20-21

And ye, beloved, on your most holy faith building yourselves up, in the Holy Spirit praying,



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