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

  • Steve morrow
    john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that speak unto you they are spirit and they are life acts 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of tis life
  • 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.