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

  • BSP
    Verse 14: Jesus revealed that if we are to gain everlasting life, we must go to him because he provides it for us.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord and the Lord for the body. The meat of the Word is Jesus. Eat and get full...
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 4:32 BUT HE SAID UNTO THEM I HAVE MEAT TO EAT THAT YOU KNOW NOT OF ---4:34---JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK JOHN 6:53 THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THEM VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU EXCEPT YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU ---6:55--- FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED
  • Insight777
    Jesus is explaining there is no salvation in the Jewish religion. Jesus is the living water meaning the spirit of truth that removes the lies of Abraham and Jacob. Jesus teaches water Baptism for removal of sin and his disciples water baptize new followers. Jesus does not make blood sacrifices
  • 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.

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