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 6:26

  • Darryl Canty for verse 26
    We often seek him for What he can do for us and not for What he has done in the shedding his blood for ours sins on the cross. To often in todays culture we are always looking for a hand out when we should be lifting our hands up towards heaven in praise to Him. Remember MATT 6 33
  • Odaba Michael for verse 26
    Many times we tend to seek for Jesus only for fringe benefits not for what He is or what He has come for. This is why Jesus rebuked them for their wrong motive. But seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness,and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33. Many only remember God when they are need, once the need is solved no more God or prayer. Seek God for your soul to be saved first, then other things come next.

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