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

  • Irene123
    Jesus told the Samaritan woman she had had five husbands because He was God MANIFEST in the flesh and so He KNEW she had had 5 husbands. He stopped at that well also because He knew she would be there and also because He knew she had a heart for the things of God. He even knew her before the foundation of the world, just like He knew you and I.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Mr. William; The Lord was speaking to the woman about salvation; and when He draws anyone to Himself to be saved, He will always shine His Light upon our innermost selves, and on our sins, so that we repent of the sins, and have a true conversion; that He may purge us from the sins, by faith in Him. Many are interested in some way to hear about Jesus; but don't want to be convicted of their sins!
  • William Lambert
    I'm not sure why Jesus told the woman she had five husbands.
  • Irene123
    Jesus 'must needs go through Samaria'; because that was the only way one could get to Galilee. And it wasn't an easy walk. But He KNEW there was a woman in Samaria that was hungry for what he had; He knew she was open to His message. Jesus knows our needs, desires - even before we do. But - that does not mean we will accept His truth when our eyes are opened.
  • Steve morrow
    acts 4:12 neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved---john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved---philippians 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are CHRISTS---luke 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY
  • Donna Wilkins
    I did not live in the days of Christ, but never the less I have unwavering faith in Him because of the love and miracles that He has preformed in my behalf and my family. I am far from perfection but His merciful hand has reached out to even me. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and we believe that God has a perfect Glorified physical and spirit body. See Joseph Smith

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