John 4:32
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus told them, "I have food you don't know anything about."

Good News Translation
But he answered, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

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.'
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.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

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 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

that.

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Proverbs 14:10
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

Revelation 2:17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He told
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

them,
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“I
Ἐγὼ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

food
βρῶσιν (brōsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1035: (a) abstr: eating, (b) food, a meal, (c) rust. From the base of bibrosko; eating; by extension food.

to eat
φαγεῖν (phagein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

that
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

nothing [about].”
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.
(32) I have meat to eat that ye know not of.--The emphasis is on the pronouns, which are opposed to each other. "Meat" is better rendered food (see Note on John 4:8). The Greek word here is the same as in John 6:27; John 6:55.

Verse 32. - But he saith to them, I have food to eat that ye know not; of which you are ignorant, but which you may come to know by and by. Βρῶσιν and βρῶμα are both used. The first denotes, strictly speaking, the act of eating; and the second the material for food; but they are, in Greek literature, generally used almost interchangeably. There were Divine desires and sacred satisfactions which discriminated the Lord's consciousness from that of his disciples. Thoma refers to the mighty fasts of the great lawgiver and prophet as the literary antecedent of this significant event; but this superiority to food is true of every great soul. The men of the spirit are consumed with desires which dwarf the desires of the flesh, and they forget to eat their bread. Nor can we forget that the synoptic narrative places the forty dave' fast in this very epoch of Christ's life, chronologically speaking. (See note at end of this chapter.) 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.
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