New American Standard Bible
Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?"
King James Bible
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Darby Bible Translation
They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God?
World English Bible
They said therefore to him, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?"
Young's Literal Translation
They said therefore unto him, 'What may we do that we may work the works of God?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? - That is, such things as God will approve. This was the earnest inquiry of men who were seeking to be saved. They had crossed the Sea of Tiberias to seek him; they supposed him to be the Messiah, and they sincerely desired to be taught the way of life; yet it is observable that they expected to find that way as other sinners commonly do - by their works. The idea of doing something to merit salvation is one of the last that the sinner ever surrenders.
LibraryAugust 8 Evening
Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.--ROM. 10:13. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.--What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. If ye . . . being …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
March 14 Evening
How to Work the Work of God
"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
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