New International Version
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
King James Bible
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.
World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to them, 'My food is, that I may do the will of Him who sent me, and may finish His work;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My meat is to do the will of him that sent me - In these words, our blessed Lord teaches a lesson of zeal and earnestness to his apostles, and to all their successors in the Christian ministry. Let the salvation of souls lie nearer your heart than life itself. Let eating and drinking, labor and rest, reading, thinking, study, prayer, and all things, be directed to the accomplishment of this great work. Ministers of Jesus! imitate your Lord! Souls are perishing for lack of knowledge - God has given you the key of the kingdom, the knowledge of his word - O open unto them the gate of life! They are dropping by thousands into hell! O pluck the brands out of the burning!
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I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.--JER. 31:3. We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.--God . . . hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according …
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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
"I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish--the very works that I am doing--testify that the Father has sent me.
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
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