Two verses in John. Cross-references? John 4:23 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. John 5: 25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. These are two intriguing verses in John that are just a chapter apart. They have the exact same phrase. Yet, in none of my Bibles do they give these verses as cross-references, even in brackets. Usually when a certain phrases is repeated that is good enough to qualify for cross-reference. But there is a different reason not to see the connection here. Two questions, before I go any further: 1. Does your Bible give John 5:25 as a cross-reference to 4:23? 2. Do you think that these two verses refer to the same time, the same "now"?