John 4:32
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English Standard Version
But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

King James Bible
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

American Standard Version
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to them: I have meat to eat, which you know not.

English Revised Version
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said to them, I have food to eat that ye know not of.

Weymouth New Testament
"I have food to eat," He replied, "of which you do not know."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Meat (βρῶσιν)

Originally the act of eating (Colossians 2:16), but often of that which is eaten. A parallel is found in the vulgar phrase, a thing is good or poor eating. The word is always used by Paul in its original sense.

Know not of (οὐκ οἴδατε)

Incorrect. Rev., rightly, ye know not; i.e., you do not know its virtue.

John 4:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...


Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

Cross References
John 4:31
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."

John 4:33
So the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?"

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