John 4:32
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New International Version
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

New Living Translation
But Jesus replied, "I have a kind of food you know nothing about."

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

Berean Study Bible
But He told them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

Berean Literal Bible
But He said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know."

New American Standard Bible
But He said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about."

King James Bible
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He said, "I have food to eat that you don't know about."

International Standard Version
But he told them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

NET Bible
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

New Heart English Bible
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "I have food to eat that you don't know about."

New American Standard 1977
But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said unto them, I have a food to eat that ye know not of.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said unto them, I have food to eat that you know not of.

American King James Version
But he said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.

American Standard Version
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to them: I have meat to eat, which you know not.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said to them, I have food to eat which ye do not know.

English Revised Version
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said to them, I have food to eat that ye know not of.

Weymouth New Testament
"I have food to eat," He replied, "of which you do not know."

World English Bible
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you don't know about."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said to them, 'I have food to eat that ye have not known.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:27-42 The disciples wondered that Christ talked thus with a Samaritan. Yet they knew it was for some good reason, and for some good end. Thus when particular difficulties occur in the word and providence of God, it is good to satisfy ourselves that all is well that Jesus Christ says and does. Two things affected the woman. The extent of his knowledge. Christ knows all the thoughts, words, and actions, of all the children of men. And the power of his word. He told her secret sins with power. She fastened upon that part of Christ's discourse, many would think she would have been most shy of repeating; but the knowledge of Christ, into which we are led by conviction of sin, is most likely to be sound and saving. They came to him: those who would know Christ, must meet him where he records his name. Our Master has left us an example, that we may learn to do the will of God as he did; with diligence, as those that make a business of it; with delight and pleasure in it. Christ compares his work to harvest-work. The harvest is appointed and looked for before it comes; so was the gospel. Harvest-time is busy time; all must be then at work. Harvest-time is a short time, and harvest-work must be done then, or not at all; so the time of the gospel is a season, which if once past, cannot be recalled. God sometimes uses very weak and unlikely instruments for beginning and carrying on a good work. Our Saviour, by teaching one poor woman, spread knowledge to a whole town. Blessed are those who are not offended at Christ. Those taught of God, are truly desirous to learn more. It adds much to the praise of our love to Christ and his word, if it conquers prejudices. Their faith grew. In the matter of it: they believed him to be the Saviour, not only of the Jews but of the world. In the certainty of it: we know that this is indeed the Christ. And in the ground of it, for we have heard him ourselves.
Study Bible
The Disciples Return and Marvel
31Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32But He told them, “I have food to eat that you know” nothing about. 33So the disciples asked one another, “Could someone have brought Him food?”…
Cross References
John 4:31
Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him, "Rabbi, eat something."

John 4:33
So the disciples asked one another, "Could someone have brought Him food?"
Treasury of Scripture

But he said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.

I have.

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Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

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Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: …

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support …

that.

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Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

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