John 6:28
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English Standard Version
Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”

King James Bible
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

American Standard Version
They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?

English Revised Version
They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said they to him, What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?

Weymouth New Testament
"What are we to do," they asked, "in order to carry out the things that God requires?"

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Vincent's Word Studies

What shall we do? (τί ποιοῦμεν)

Literally, what do we do? The best texts read ποιῶμεν, what are we to do?

Works

The question is from the legal standpoint, works being regarded as the condition of obtaining the living bread.

John 6:28 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What.

Deuteronomy 5:27 Go you near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak you to us all that the LORD our God shall speak to you...

Jeremiah 42:3-6,20 That the LORD your God may show us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do...

Micah 6:7,8 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression...

Matthew 19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city...

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Cross References
John 6:27
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."

John 6:29
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."

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