John 4:34
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New International Version
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.

English Standard Version
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus explained, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus says to them, "My food is that I should do the will of the One having sent Me, and should finish His work.

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

King James Bible
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work," Jesus told them.

International Standard Version
Jesus told them, "My food is doing the will of the one who sent me and completing his work.

NET Bible
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “My personal food is that I do the will of him who has sent me and finish His work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "My food is to do what the one who sent me wants me to do and to finish the work he has given me.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

American King James Version
Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

American Standard Version
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.

English Revised Version
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus saith to them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Weymouth New Testament
"My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent me, and fully to accomplish His work.

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to them, 'My food is, that I may do the will of Him who sent me, and may finish His work;
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
33So the disciples asked one another, “Could someone have brought Him food?” 34Jesus explained, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. 35Do you not say, ‘There are still four months until the harvest?’ I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ripe for harvest.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:8
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

Matthew 3:15
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

Luke 2:49
"Why were you looking for Me?" He asked, "Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"

John 5:30
I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 5:36
But I have testimony more substantial than that of John. For the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish--the very works I am doing--testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

John 8:29
He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."

John 17:4
I have glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave Me to do.

John 19:28
After this, knowing that everything had now been accomplished, and to fulfill the Scripture, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."

John 19:30
When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished." And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

My meat.

John 4:32 But he said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.

John 6:33,38 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives …

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have …

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Luke 15:4-6,10 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, …

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

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

and.

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which …

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

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