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

  • Charley
    Jesus Christ
    Is God manifested in the flesh
    John 8-58 before Abraham I am
    He is the I am john 1 in the beginning was the word and the word was with God .john 20
    The account of doubting thomas
    In the upper room Jesus puts
    His nailed scarred hands to him
    And he responds my lord and my God .i beg you on this message
    Board Jesus is God virgin born
    Emmanuel God with us.
  • A disciple
    Lea Tanner; You misread the Scripture, nor understand how precious is our redemption! Jesus is God manifest in the flesh; or no one can be saved! "If you be willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land." You have to have a good and honest heart to receive the Word in a way that it will sprout and grow up and bring forth fruit unto God. Questioning and debating will keep you in darkness.
  • Lea Tanner
    John 6:38 is proof positive that God Almighty and Jesus Christ are two separate entities - the Father and the Son. God did not come to earth and become Jesus. God put his spirit into Jesus. Additional scripture tells us Jesus was the "express image" of God.
  • A disciple
    "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." John 6:38 Jesus came down from heaven to be born of a woman. This was to give His life for a ransom to save us from our sins. The whole reason for man being let go with his life, and therefore all our species being allowed to multiply and fill up the earth is because Jesus was to come and save us from our sins. This tells us that the present world we live in is only an evil necessity until all of God's children have been born into the world, and the entire Congregation of the saved is completely filled up. We are not given life to please ourselves, but God our Maker and our Saviour. All this that we now see is about to be taken away and only those who trust in the Lord will be left, and all whose names are in the Lamb's book of life.
  • Lilian
    I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN NOT TO DO MY OWN WILL BUT THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO HAVE SENT ME. JESUS HIMSELF IS THE WORD OF GOD HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE FOR JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE. HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS. PRAISE YOU JESUS AND WILL WORSHIP YOU FOREVER AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THE MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU **** FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED****

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