John 6:38

For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I came downe from heauen, not to doe mine owne will, but the will of him that sent me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my pleasure, but the pleasure of him who sent me.
- Basic English Bible

For I am come down from heaven, not that I should do *my* will, but the will of him that has sent me.
- Darby Bible

For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
- Webster's Bible

For I have left Heaven and have come down to earth not to seek my own pleasure, but to do the will of Him who sent me.
- Weymouth Bible

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
- World English Bible

For Y cam doun fro heuene, not that Y do my wille, but the wille of hym that sente me.
- Wycliffe Bible

because I have come down out of the heaven, not that I may do my will, but the will of Him who sent me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 6:38


Joh 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will. Christ will refuse none who come to him; all such are given by the Father and he came to do the Father's will.

Discussion for John 6

  • Donald
    What I love about the verse when Peter said to whom shall we Lord ,there is no other one to go to for the spiritual strength we need. Peter said thou hath the words of life
  • Steve morrow
    BRUCE --- JOHN 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 ***MATTHEW 10:19 BUT WHEN THEY DELIVER YOU UP TAKE NO THOUGHT HOW OR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK FOR IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU IN THAT SAME HOUR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT -- OF YOUR FATHER -- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU
  • Cathryn
    I really loue the fact that the Authorized KING JAMES BIBLE OF 1611 is still available for us who really do appreciate the words of the One and only true Liuing God,Yeshua HaMashiach. and this version is the only version that I trvst and I especially like the fact that the spelling is different, due to the Archaic words the spelling. why continue being like every1 else wen it comes to the spelling of words : start thinking outside the box . I have found my new writing and spelling method : thank you to the creators of this very great website. I loue you all.
  • LadyA
    Each and every day of my life, I will forever seek the bread of life. God the father through his son Jesus Christ. For he has changed my whole life!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus is the bread of life and we must keep eating the bread for a guarantee of eternal life. John 6: 35: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. So we should keep coming to Him daily for the satisfaction of our spiritual hunger and thirst.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 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 REVELATION 19:10 AND I FELL AT HIS FEET TO WORSHIP HIM AND HE SAID UNTO ME SEE THOU DO IT NOT I AM THY FELLOWSERVANT AND OF THY BRETHREN THAT HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS WORSHIP GOD FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE --- SPIRIT OF PROPHECY ---