John 4:34
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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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Clarke'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!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My meat.

John 4:32 But he said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.

John 6:33,38 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world...

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 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Luke 15:4-6,10 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness...

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

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...

and.

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do...

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Library
August 23 Morning
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 24 Morning
Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.--EPH. 4:30. The love of the Spirit.--The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.--In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

October 17 Evening
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.--MATT. 6:13. The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty: thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The Lord is . . . great in power.--If God be for us, who can be against us?--Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, and he will deliver us.--My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.--Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 8 Evening
The children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.--I KGS. 20:27. Thus saith the Lord, because the Syrians have said, the Lord is a God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys; therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. And they pitched one over against the other seven days; and so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
Psalm 40:8
I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."

Matthew 3:15
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.

Luke 2:49
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"

John 5:30
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.

John 5:36
"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.

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.

John 8:29
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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