New Living Translation
Then Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:34 My meat - That which satisfies the strongest appetite of my soul.
LibraryMarch 1 Morning
The fruit of the Spirit is love.--GAL. 5:22. God is love: and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.--The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.--Unto you . . . which believe he is precious.--We love him, because he first loved us.--The love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto …
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I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart."
But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.
"But why did you need to search?" he asked. "Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"
I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.
But I have a greater witness than John--my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me.
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.
And the one who sent me is with me--he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him."
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