John 6:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

New Living Translation
He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.

English Standard Version
He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

Berean Study Bible
But He was asking this to test him, for He knew what He was about to do.

Berean Literal Bible
Now He was saying this testing him, for He knew what He was about to do.

New American Standard Bible
This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.

King James Bible
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.

International Standard Version
Jesus said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.

NET Bible
(Now Jesus said this to test him, for he knew what he was going to do.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said this as a test for him, for he knew what he was going to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked this question to test him. He already knew what he was going to do.

New American Standard 1977
And this He was saying to test him; for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said this to prove him, for he knew what he would do.

King James 2000 Bible
And this he said to test him: for he himself knew what he would do.

American King James Version
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

American Standard Version
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this he said to try him; for he himself knew what he would do.

Darby Bible Translation
But this he said trying him, for he knew what he was going to do.

English Revised Version
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

Webster's Bible Translation
(And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.)

Weymouth New Testament
He said this to put Philip to the test, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.

World English Bible
This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

Young's Literal Translation
and this he said, trying him, for he himself had known what he was about to do.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-14 John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. Observe the effect this miracle had upon the people. Even the common Jews expected the Messiah to come into the world, and to be a great Prophet. The Pharisees despised them as not knowing the law; but they knew most of Him who is the end of the law. Yet men may acknowledge Christ as that Prophet, and still turn a deaf ear to him.
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
5When Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6But He was asking this to test him, for He knew what He was about to do. 7Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to have a small piece.”…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can't you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you--unless you actually fail the test?

Revelation 2:2
I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles.
Treasury of Scripture

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