John 4:8

“(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 4:8

For his disciples were gone away vnto the city to buy meate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For his disciples had gone to the town to get food.
- Basic English Bible

(for his disciples had gone away into the city that they might buy provisions).
- Darby Bible

(For his disciples had gone to the city to buy provisions.)
- Webster's Bible

for His disciples were gone to the town to buy provisions.
- Weymouth Bible

For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
- World English Bible

And hise disciplis weren gon in to the citee, to bie mete.
- Wycliffe Bible

for his disciples were gone away to the city, that they may buy victuals;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 4:8

Wesley's Notes for John 4:8


4:8 For his disciples were gone - Else he needed not have asked her.


Discussion for John 4:8

  • Barry on John 4:8
    Kjv mentions meat while other translations mention food. Which is correct? Did our Lord eat meat?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 4:8
    The Greek word (trophe) applies to 'food or nourishment', so I don't see that it was only meat that the disciples went to purchase. It could have been a combination of meat & vegetables, or even that which was already prepared. And there is nothing in the New Testament to suggest that Jesus was a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. I believe that He enjoyed all food, any food that He was able to eat, but in Truth, His "meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." (John 4:34), implying the much lower priority He placed on food & having a full stomach.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on John 4:8
    Greeting, Barry, in the Precious name of Jesus.

    The same Greek word, troph, is used 15 times in the KJV: 13 times the King James translators used the word "meat" and 2 times the word "food" in Act 14:17 and Jas 2:15.

    Yes, Jesus ate meat, because He celebrated Passover on many occasions with His disciples, which involves killing and eating the Passover lamb.


 

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