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John 4:23

Context
NET ©

But a time 1  is coming – and now is here 2  – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks 3  such people to be 4  his worshipers. 5 

NIV ©

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks.

NASB ©

"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.

NLT ©

But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way.

MSG ©

But the time is coming--it has, in fact, come--when what you're called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. "It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship.

BBE ©

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.

NRSV ©

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

NKJV ©

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


KJV
But
<235>
the hour
<5610>
cometh
<2064> (5736)_,
and
<2532>
now
<3568>
is
<2076> (5748)_,
when
<3753>
the true
<228>
worshippers
<4353>
shall worship
<4352> (5692)
the Father
<3962>
in
<1722>
spirit
<4151>
and
<2532>
in truth
<225>_:
for
<2532> <1063>
the Father
<3962>
seeketh
<2212> (5719)
such
<5108>
to worship
<4352> (5723)
him
<846>_.
NASB ©
"But an hour
<5610>
is coming
<2064>
, and now
<3568>
is, when
<3753>
the true
<228>
worshipers
<4353>
will worship
<4352>
the Father
<3962>
in spirit
<4151>
and truth
<225>
; for such
<5108>
people
<5108>
the Father
<3962>
seeks
<2212>
to be His worshipers
<4352>
.
GREEK
alla
<235>
CONJ
ercetai
<2064> (5736)
V-PNI-3S
wra
<5610>
N-NSF
kai
<2532>
CONJ
nun
<3568>
ADV
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
ote
<3753>
ADV
oi
<3588>
T-NPM
alhyinoi
<228>
A-NPM
proskunhtai
<4353>
N-NPM
proskunhsousin
<4352> (5692)
V-FAI-3P
tw
<3588>
T-DSM
patri
<3962>
N-DSM
en
<1722>
PREP
pneumati
<4151>
N-DSN
kai
<2532>
CONJ
alhyeia
<225>
N-DSF
kai
<2532>
CONJ
gar
<1063>
CONJ
o
<3588>
T-NSM
pathr
<3962>
N-NSM
toioutouv
<5108>
D-APM
zhtei
<2212> (5719)
V-PAI-3S
touv
<3588>
T-APM
proskunountav
<4352> (5723)
V-PAP-APM
auton
<846>
P-ASM
NET © [draft] ITL
But
<235>
a time
<5610>
is coming
<2064>
– and
<2532>
now
<3568>
is
<1510>
here– when
<3753>
the true
<228>
worshipers
<4353>
will worship
<4352>
the Father
<3962>
in
<1722>
spirit
<4151>
and
<2532>
truth
<225>
, for
<1063>
the Father
<3962>
seeks
<2212>
such people
<5108>
to be
<4352>
his
<846>
worshipers
<4352>
.
NET ©

But a time 1  is coming – and now is here 2  – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks 3  such people to be 4  his worshipers. 5 

NET © Notes

tn Grk “an hour.”

tn “Here” is not in the Greek text but is supplied to conform to contemporary English idiom.

sn See also John 4:27.

tn Or “as.” The object-complement construction implies either “as” or “to be.”

tn This is a double accusative construction of object and complement with τοιούτους (toioutous) as the object and the participle προσκυνοῦντας (proskunounta") as the complement.

sn The Father wants such people as his worshipers. Note how the woman has been concerned about where people ought to worship, while Jesus is concerned about who people ought to worship.



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