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

  • 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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