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

  • A disciple
    The woman who came out to the well at noon-day, was the first one in that town whom the Lord was sent to talk to. There is so much to wonder at and learn from Jesus, how to think about others, and then how to talk to them. He came into a world where everyone was lost, and wandering aimlessly without a shepherd, and trapped in sins. Its the open heart receptive to the truth that God seeks to save.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 4:16-18; Something I noticed, after reading an embarrassing personal question on here, Jesus never did this, not even with the Pharisees. In these 3 vs. He 'led' the woman to where He could get her to admit her fault - without saying, 'how many husbands have you had.' But then - He was God and was - omniscient. But He's still our example - to "Set a watch before my mouth ..... "; Ps. 141:3.
  • Bruce
    Aavtar: Sometimes hurt and pain can run deep. I heard every curse word before I could walk that with my dad yelling at my mom. That would be doing the week when he didn't drink.Friday,Saturday night all Hell broke loose! Sounds like your life was a little harder! Only because of my new life in Christ that I could forgive my dad. Hugged him first time at the age of 34. Christ the best thing ever!
  • A disciple
    One big part of the things Jesus taught, that has always scandalized so many who think they are better than others; is how He said, "The publicans and Harlots go into the kingdom of heaven before you!" and about the woman (who was a sinner) weeping and kissing His feet; "Her sins which are many are forgiven because she loved much." Jesus nowhere condones sinning, but is ever kind to the repentant.
  • Irene123
    The Samaritan woman - nothing was even implied she was abused; she just had 5 husbands. Jesus wated to 'bring her out' tho', is why He told her to bring her husband; He knew she would go tell people, "Here is a man that told me all ....."; Jesus was 'preparing' the way for His Apostles.
  • Aavtar Singh Caleb
    Dear all. I truly enjoy reading the book of John. So much so, I can recite it with ease Cpth 4: 4 to 28.

    The samarian woman at tge well reminds me of Mum.She was abused physically, mentally n sexually by my alcoholic father. Both mum n dad could not read n write. It took me 40 long years to forgive my dad for all his flaws as father n a husband.

    Mum eventually left him when I was 12 years old.

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