John 6:29

“Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered, and said vnto them, This is the worke of God, that ye beleeue on him whom he hath sent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus, answering, said to them, This is to do the work of God: to have faith in him whom God has sent.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom *he* has sent.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
- Webster's Bible

This, replied Jesus, "is above all the thing that God requires--that you should be believers in Him whom He has sent."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde, and seide to hem, This is the werk of God, that ye bileue to hym, whom he sente.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered and said to them, `This is the work of God, that ye may believe in him whom He did send.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:29


6:29 This is the work of God - The work most pleasing to God, and the foundation of all others: that ye believe - He expresses it first properly, afterward figuratively.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:29


Joh 6:29 This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. They are startled by hearing that to please God the first requirement is faith in Christ. This is "the work of God" that pleases him. "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Heb 11:6). It is not "works", but one work, that is required, a faith that would enable them to lay hold upon him who is the Bread of Life. From such faith would spring a Christlike life.

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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