John 4:24
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English Standard Version
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

King James Bible
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

American Standard Version
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth.

English Revised Version
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Weymouth New Testament
God is Spirit; and those who worship Him must bring Him true spiritual worship."

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Vincent's Word Studies

God is a Spirit (πνεῦμα ὁ Θεός)

Or, as Rev., in margins, God is spirit. Spirit is the emphatic word; Spirit is God. The phrase describes the nature, not the personality of God. Compare the expressions, God is light; God is love (1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:8).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

must.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

Psalm 50:13-15,23 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats...

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Matthew 15:8,9 This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

Cross References
Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

John 4:23
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Philippians 3:3
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh--

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