John 6:27

Labour 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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth vnto euerlasting life, which the Sonne of man shall giue vnto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your work not be for the food which comes to an end, but for the food which goes on for eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for on him has God the Father put his mark.
- Basic English Bible

Work not [for] the food which perishes, but [for] the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, [even] God.
- Darby Bible

Labor not for the food which perisheth, but for that food which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give to you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
- Webster's Bible

Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
- Weymouth Bible

Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."
- World English Bible

Worche ye not mete that perischith, but that dwellith in to euerlastynge lijf, which mete mannys sone schal yyue to you; for God the fadir hath markid hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

work not for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to life age-during, which the Son of Man will give to you, for him did the Father seal -- [even] God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:27


6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth - For bodily food: not for that only not chiefly: not at all, but in subordination to grace, faith, love, the meat which endureth to everlasting life. Labour, work for this; for everlasting life. So our Lord expressly commands, work for life, as well as from life: from a principle of faith and love. Him hath the Father sealed - By this very miracle, as well as by his whole testimony concerning him. See #Joh 3:33|. Sealing is a mark of the authenticity of a writing.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:27


Joh 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth. The Savior does not prohibit laboring for food, but making the acquisition of food and worldly things the leading object of life. He means: Do not manifest a chief anxiety for bodily food, for the food that perishes with the using, but rather seek that meat which endureth unto everlasting life. The food of the soul; the Bread of Life. See Joh 6:35,48. Him hath God the Father sealed. Sealing is the mark of approval, of authority. A legal document must bear the seal of the State to give it force. The Father had commissioned, authorized, and stamped his seal upon the work of the Son. His miracles were a "divine seal".

Discussion for John 6

  • Steve morrow
    john 6:44 NO MAN CAN COME TO ME EXCEPT THE FATHER --- WHICH HATH SENT ME --- DRAW HIM AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY JOHN 17:21THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE AS THOU FATHER ART IN ME AND I IN THEE THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT THOU HAST --- SENT ME ---MAT 24:36 BUT OFTHAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN NO NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN BUT MY FATHER ONLY
  • Bruce
    Steph: Christ is the bread of Life and the bread is the Word of God. Feed on his word daily. Have you been called? John6:44, forgiving 1John1:9 Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire, Matthew3:11. You will know. Impossible not to know! 2Corinthians5:17.Tell others what He has done in your life. The more you read his word and tell others the more you receive. That's what being shown here verse 13
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:54 WHOSO EATETH MY FLESH AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD HATH ETERNAL LIFE AND WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY 6:68 THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE 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
  • Stephanie
    First read John 6:51. Pondering thought and question. I eat bread like it's going out of style. But I look at it as if I am eating with Jesus (Bread is symbolic of his body that was broken for us). If I were to fast (stop/reduce) eating bread, would/could my faith/soul diminish/parish or grow stronger?
  • Anne
    This chapter reminds us that whatever we give to the Lord, He will multiply it. The twelve baskets of leftovers/crumbs are indicative that when he multiplies that which is given, we receive more that enough. His blessings overflows.
  • Shirley
    Amen!!Amen!!
    Nobody but the Lord and put your faith and trust in Him. All things are possible according to His will and purpose for our lives. My biggest problem is letting go and give it all to Him the only one that know everything about us the good and bad. On this day I am letting go for I know you will never leave me or forsake me. I pray for your grace and mercy .

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