John 6:28

“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said they vnto him, What shall we doe, that we might worke the workes of God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then they said to him, How may we do the works of God?
- Basic English Bible

They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God?
- Darby Bible

Then said they to him, What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?
- Webster's Bible

What are we to do, they asked, "in order to carry out the things that God requires?"
- Weymouth Bible

They said therefore to him, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?"
- World English Bible

Therfor thei seiden to hym, What schulen we do, that we worche the werkis of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

They said therefore unto him, `What may we do that we may work the works of God?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:28


6:28 The works of God - Works pleasing to God.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:28


Joh 6:28 What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? These seekers of Christ are eager for more information. He had bidden them work for the food of eternal life. What works then shall they do that they may please God and receive the divine gift?

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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