John 4:34
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Meat (βρῶμα)

A different word from that in John 4:32, signifying what is eaten.

To do (ἵνα ποιῶ)

Literally, in order that I do. Emphasizing the end and not the process. Frequently so used in John. See on John 3:19.

Finish (πελειώσω)

Better, as Rev., accomplish. Not merely bring to an end, but perfect. From τέλειος, perfect. The verb is characteristic of John, and of the Epistle to the Hebrews. See John 5:36; John 17:4; John 19:28; 1 John 2:5; 1 John 4:12; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:9, etc.

John 4:34 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 life to the world...

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

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 me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Luke 15:4-6,10 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness...

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 the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

and.

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do...

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Cross References
Psalm 40:8
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."

Matthew 3:15
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.

Luke 2:49
And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"

John 5:30
"I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 5:36
But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness 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 the will of him who sent me.

John 8:29
And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him."

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