Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.…
The more spiritual is a man's religion the more expansive and broad it always is. A stream may leave its deposits in the pool it flows through, but the stream itself hurries on to other pools in the thick woods. And so God's gifts a soul may selfishly appropriate. But God Himself the more truly a soul possess Him, the more truly it will long and try to share Him.
(Phillips Brooks, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.