John 6:26

“Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered them, and said, Uerely, verely I say vnto you, Ye seeke me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because yee did eate of the loaues, and were filled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus, answering them, said, Truly I say to you, You come after me, not because you saw signs, but because you were given the bread and had enough.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me not because ye have seen signs, but because ye have eaten of the loaves and been filled.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were satisfied.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you, replied Jesus, "that you are searching for me not because you have seen miracles, but because you ate the loaves and had a hearty meal.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde to hem, and seide, Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, ye seken me, not for ye sayn the myraclis, but for ye eten of looues, and weren fillid.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered them and said, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were satisfied;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:26


6:26 Our Lord does not satisfy their curiosity, but corrects the wrong motive they had in seeking him: because ye did eat - Merely for temporal advantage. Hitherto Christ had been gathering hearers: he now begins to try their sincerity, by a figurative discourse concerning his passion, and the fruit of it, to be received by faith.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:26


Joh 6:26 Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles. The Savior reveals to them the true motives which induced them to seek him. Henry says: ``Not because he taught them, but because he fed them; not for love, but for "loaves". Thus do all who seek in religion secular advantages and follow Christ for the sake of secular preferments.'' People are more clamorous for earthly bread, than anxious concerning food for their souls.

Discussion for John 6

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE REVELATION 19:10 AND I FELL AT HIS FEET TO WORSHIP HIM AND HE SAID UNTO ME SEE THOU DO IT NOT I AM THY FELLOWSERVANT AND OF THY BRETHREN THAT HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS WORSHIP GOD FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE --- SPIRIT OF PROPHECY ---
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH ( IRENE ) PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE *******1 TIMOTHY 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN --- BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • Bruce
    April: Eating food that's Forbidden in the Old Testament is Ok, if Giving Thanks, for every creature of God is good--- for it is sanctified by the word of God and Prayer--- put the brethren in remembrance of these things---:1Timothy 4:4-6 / it's not what goes in the mouth but what comes out, defileth:Mark 7:15-23 / John 6:44, 1John 1-9, Revelation1:5,
    Matthew 3:11, 2Corinthians 5:17
  • Robert Van Der Walle
    The Word Of God Give You Life. So Put Into Your Hearts
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:54 WHOSO EATETH MY FLESH AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD HATH ETERNAL LIFE AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP THE LAST DAY 6:55 FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED 6:56 HE THAT EATETH MY FLESH AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD DWELLETH IN ME AND I IN HIM 6:57 AS THE LIVING FATHER HATH SENT ME AND I LIVE BY THE FATHER SO HE THAT EATETH ME EVEN HE SHALL LIVE --- BY ME ---
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT -- I SPEAK -- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL PSALM119:107 I AM AFFLICTED VERY MUCH QUICKEN ME O LORD ACCORDING UNTO THY WORD 119:154 PLEAD MY CAUSE AND DELIVER ME QUICKEN ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD

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