John 4:34

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto them, My meat is, to doe the will of him that sent mee, and to finish his worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said, My food is to do the pleasure of him who sent me and to make his work complete.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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

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

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

Jhesus seith to hem, My mete is, that Y do the wille of hym that sente me, that Y perfourme the werk of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to them, `My food is, that I may do the will of Him who sent me, and may finish His work;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:34


4:34 My meat - That which satisfies the strongest appetite of my soul.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:34


Joh 4:34 My meat is to do the will of him that sent me. The Savior declares that to do the will of God is food to him. It is enjoyment and strength. It does not weary, but refreshes.

Discussion for John 4

  • William Lowery
    God is good.
  • Eaglesrock
    Avalyn Jesus spoke of two experiences a well of water and rivers of living water. The well: is the new Birth. Rivers: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • Well of water is talking in tongues.
  • Earnest Jordan for verse 22
    To know speaks of intimacy, and true worship entails a deep intimacy with God. They worshipped what they knew not.
  • Stephen Cook
    I like a comment I heard years ago regarding the woman in this chapter, and I quote: "The Samaritan woman went to the well with a pitcher and returned to the city with the well in her." "The well", referred to of course means God's well of living water of salvation.
  • Chengeto Mpereri
    The part when Jesus asked this lady about her past is of intrest to me.He told her about her weakness which to me is sin.Hence to be in a position to spread the word of God effectively our sins need to be confessed and forgiven then move on to preach the gospel. We need to allow God to rebuke us from our wrong doing and accept ask for forgiveness and then start working for Him.

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