John 4:20
Good News Translation
"My Samaritan ancestors worshiped God on this mountain, but you Jews say that Jerusalem is the place where we should worship God."

Contemporary English Version
My ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say Jerusalem is the only place to worship."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.

New American Bible
Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.

fathers.

Genesis 12:6,7 Abram passed through the country unto the place of Sichem, as far as the noble vale: now the Chanaanite was at that time in the land. . . .

Genesis 33:18-20 And he passed over to Salem, a city of the Sichemites, which is in the land of Chanaan, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria: and he dwelt by the town. . . .

Deuteronomy 27:12 These shall stand upon mount Garizim to bless the people, when you are passed the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Juda, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.

Joshua 8:33-35 And all the people, and the ancients, and the princes, and judges, stood on both sides of the ark, before the priests that carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, both the stranger and he that was born among them, half of them by Mount Garizim, and half by Mount Hebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord, had commanded. And first he blessed the people of Israel. . . .

Judges 9:6,7 And all the men of Sichem were gathered together, and all the families of the city of Mello: and they went and made Abimelech king, by the oak that stood in Sichem. . . .

2 Kings 17:26-33 And it was told the king of the Assyrians, and it was said: The nations which thou hast removed, and made to dwell in the cities of Samaria, know not the ordinances of the God of the land: and the Lord hath sent lions among them: and behold they kill them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land. . . .

and ye.

Deuteronomy 12:5-11 But you shall come to the place, which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, and to dwell in it: . . .

1 Kings 9:3 And the Lord said to him: I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, which thou hast made before me: I have sanctified this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and my eyes, and my heart, shall be there always.

1 Chronicles 21:26 And he built there an altar to the Lord: and he offered holocausts, and peace offerings, and he called upon the Lord, and he heard him by sending fire from heaven upon the altar of the holocaust.

1 Chronicles 22:1 Then David said: This is the house of God, And this is the altar for the holocaust of Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:6 But I chose Jerusalem, that my name might be there: and I chose David to set him over my people Israel.

2 Chronicles 7:12,16 And the Lord appeared to him by night, and said: I have heard thy prayer, and I have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice. . . .

Psalm 78:68 But he chose the tribe of Juda, mount Sion which he loved.

Psalm 87:1,2 For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations thereof are the holy mountains: . . .

Psalm 132:13 For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his dwelling.

Context
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
19The woman saith to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore. 21Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father.…
Cross References
Genesis 33:20
And raising an altar there, he invoked upon it the most mighty God of Israel.

Deuteronomy 11:29
And when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, whither thou goest to dwell, thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Garizim, the curse upon mount Hebal:

Joshua 8:33
And all the people, and the ancients, and the princes, and judges, stood on both sides of the ark, before the priests that carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, both the stranger and he that was born among them, half of them by Mount Garizim, and half by Mount Hebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord, had commanded. And first he blessed the people of Israel.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest?

Luke 9:53
And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem.

John 4:12
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof, himself and his children and his cattle?

Additional Translations
Our forefathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one must worship is in Jerusalem.”

Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship."

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Our forefathers worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem."

Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship."

our fathers in this mountain did worship, and ye -- ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where it behoveth to worship.'
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