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Do not work for food that spoils; instead, work for the food that lasts for eternal life. This is the food which the Son of Man will give you, because God, the Father, has put his mark of approval on him."
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Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.
John 6:28,29 They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? . . .
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.
Colossians 1:29 Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.
John 4:13,14 Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but he that shall drink of the water that I will give him shall not thirst for ever. . . .
Ecclesiastes 5:11-16 Where there are great riches, there are also many to eat them. And what doth it profit the owner, but that he seeth the riches with his eyes? . . .
Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, but his soul shall not be filled.
Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.
Habakkuk 2:13 Are not these things from the Lord of hosts? for the people shall labour in a great fire: and the nations in vain, and they shall faint.
Matthew 6:19,31-33 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal. . . .
Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said: Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me. . . .
1 Corinthians 6:13 Meat for the belly and the belly for the meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord: and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none: . . .
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. . . .
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal: but the things which are not seen, are eternal.
Colossians 2:22 Which all are unto destruction by the very use, according to the precepts and doctrines of men.
Colossians 3:2 Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us hasten therefore to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright.
James 1:11 For the sun rose with a burning heat and parched the grass: and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished. So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.
2 Peter 3:11-14 Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness? . . .
John 6:40,51,54,58,68 And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I will raise him up in the last day. . . .
John 4:14 But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.
John 10:28 And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.
John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live: . . .
John 14:6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.
John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.
Proverbs 2:2-6 For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence: . . .
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 1:33,34 And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. . . .
John 5:36,37 But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perfect, the works themselves which I do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me. . . .
John 8:18 I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me.
John 10:37,38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. . . .
John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people who stand about have I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin: but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Psalm 2:7 The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
Psalm 40:7 Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me
Isaiah 11:1-3 And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. . . .
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, I will uphold him: my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Isaiah 61:1-3 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. . . .
Matthew 3:17 And behold a voice from heaven saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 17:5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Mark 9:7 And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my most beloved Son. Hear ye him.
Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a dove, upon him. And a voice came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son. In thee I am well pleased.
Luke 4:18-21 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, . . .
Luke 9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my beloved son. Hear him.
Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him, in the midst of you, as you also know:
Acts 10:38 Jesus of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
2 Peter 1:17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, this voice coming down to him from the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him.
ContextJesus the Bread of Life
26Jesus answered them and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves and were filled. 27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed. 28They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?…
Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.
And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.
But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.
They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?
And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I will raise him up in the last day.
Amen, amen, I say unto you: He that believeth in me hath everlasting life.
Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.
If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.
Additional TranslationsDo not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God the Father has placed His seal of approval.”
Do not work for the food that is perishing, but for the food enduring unto eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for God the Father has sealed Him."
Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for him has God the Father sealed.
Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
Work not [for] the food which perishes, but [for] the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, [even] God.
Work not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
Labor not for the food which perisheth, but for that food which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give to you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."
work not for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to life age-during, which the Son of Man will give to you, for him did the Father seal -- even God.'
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