Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, even God.

New American Standard Bible

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

King James Version

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Holman Bible

Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him.”

International Standard Version

Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

A Conservative Version

Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for God the Father put a seal on this man.

American Standard Version

Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.

Amplified

Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.

An Understandable Version

Do not work for the [kind of] food that spoils, but for the kind that lasts until never ending life. The Son of man will give you this [kind of food], for God the Father has placed His seal [of approval] on Him."

Anderson New Testament

Labor not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to life eternal, which the Son of man will give you; for him has God the Father at tested.

Bible in Basic English

Let your work not be for the food which comes to an end, but for the food which goes on for eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for on him has God the Father put his mark.

Common New Testament

Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal."

Daniel Mace New Testament

work not for the food which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto everlasting life, and which the son of man shall give unto you, for to him it is that the father, that is God, has given his credentials.

Godbey New Testament

Labor not for the food that perishes, but the food that abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man gives to you: for this God the Father hath sealed.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must not work for the food that perishes, but for that which lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, for God the Father has authorized him to do so."

John Wesley New Testament

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give you; for him hath God the Father sealed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Labour not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you, for him has God the Father sealed.

Julia Smith Translation

Work not for food perishing, but food remaining to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you: for him God the Father sealed.

King James 2000

Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for on him has God the Father set his seal.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not work for the food that perishes, but the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has set his seal on this one."

Modern King James verseion

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father sealed Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat that endureth unto everlasting life, which meat the son of man shall give unto you. For him hath God the father sealed."

Moffatt New Testament

Work for no perishing food, but for that lasting food which means eternal life; the Son of man will give you that, for the Father, God, has certified him."

Montgomery New Testament

"Labor not for food which perishes, but for the food that endures eternal life??hat which the Son of man will give you; for on the Father??od??as set his seal."

NET Bible

Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life -- the food which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him."

New Heart English Bible

Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."

Noyes New Testament

Labor not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man giveth to you; for on him hath the Father set his seal, even God.

Sawyer New Testament

Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you; for him has God the Father sealed.

The Emphasized Bible

Be working, not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that endureth unto life age-abiding, - which, the Son of Man, unto you, will give; for upon, the same, hath the Father, even God, set his seal.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Labour not for the meat which is perishable, but for that meat which endureth unto life eternal, which the Son of man will give you: for him hath the Father sealed, even God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Work, not for the food that perishes, but for the food that lasts for Immortal Life, which the Son of Man will give you; for upon him the Father--God himself--has set the seal of his approval."

Webster

Labor not for the food which perisheth, but for that food which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give to you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Weymouth New Testament

Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

Williams New Testament

Stop toiling for the food that perishes, but toil for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, for God the Father has given Him authority to do so."

World English Bible

Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."

Worrell New Testament

Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that abides unto eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for Him God the Father sealed."

Worsley New Testament

Labour not so much for the meat that perisheth, but rather for that food which endureth unto life eternal, which the Son of man will give you: for Him hath God the Father sealed.

Youngs Literal Translation

work not for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to life age-during, which the Son of Man will give to you, for him did the Father seal -- even God.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

for the meat
βρῶσις 
Brosis 
Usage: 5

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

βρῶσις 
Brosis 
Usage: 5

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

of man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

him
τοῦτον 
Touton 
Usage: 50

σφραγίζω 
Sphragizo 
seal, set to seal, stop, seal up, set a seal, vr seal
Usage: 25

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

References

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Context Readings

Discourse About The Bread Of Life

26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me not because ye have seen signs, but because ye have eaten of the loaves and been filled. 27 Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, even God. 28 They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God?



Cross References

Isaiah 55:2

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

John 6:54

He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up at the last day:

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 2:7

I will declare the decree: Jehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; I this day have begotten thee.

John 5:36-37

But I have the witness that is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me that I should complete them, the works themselves which I do, bear witness concerning me that the Father has sent me.

John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:51

I am the living bread which has come down out of heaven: if any one shall have eaten of this bread he shall live for ever; but the bread withal which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

John 6:58

This is the bread which has come down out of heaven. Not as the fathers ate and died: he that eats this bread shall live for ever.

John 10:28

and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.

John 17:2

as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that as to all that thou hast given to him, he should give them life eternal.

Acts 10:38

Jesus who was of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went through all quarters doing good, and healing all that were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

Psalm 40:7

Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --

Proverbs 2:2-6

so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and thou apply thy heart to understanding;

Ecclesiastes 5:11-16

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding of them with his eyes?

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Isaiah 11:1-3

And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall be fruitful;

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

Matthew 3:17

and behold, a voice out of the heavens saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight.

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;

Matthew 6:31-33

Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we put on?

Matthew 8:20

And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight: hear him.

Mark 1:11

And there came a voice out of the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.

Mark 9:7

And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Luke 3:22

and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove upon him; and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I have found my delight.

Luke 4:18-21

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to the poor; he has sent me to preach to captives deliverance, and to the blind sight, to send forth the crushed delivered,

Luke 9:35

and there was a voice out of the cloud saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Luke 10:40-42

Now Martha was distracted with much serving, and coming up she said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Speak to her therefore that she may help me.

John 1:33-34

And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, he said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with the Holy Spirit.

John 3:33

He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said to her, Every one who drinks of this water shall thirst again;

John 6:28-29

They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God?

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast words of life eternal;

John 8:18

I am one who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me.

John 10:37-38

If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes on me, though he have died, shall live;

John 11:42

but I knew that thou always hearest me; but on account of the crowd who stand around I have said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

John 14:6

Jesus says to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father unless by me.

John 15:24

If I had not done among them the works which no other one has done, they had not had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.

Acts 2:22

Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus the Nazaraean, a man borne witness to by God to you by works of power and wonders and signs, which God wrought by him in your midst, as yourselves know

Romans 4:11

And he received the sign of circumcision as seal of the righteousness of faith which he had being in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;

1 Corinthians 6:13

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having any:

1 Corinthians 9:2

If I am not an apostle to others, yet at any rate I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Know ye not that they who run in the race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.

2 Corinthians 4:18

while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to his good pleasure.

Colossians 1:29

Whereunto also I toil, combating according to his working, which works in me in power.

Colossians 2:22

(things which are all for destruction in the using of them:) according to the injunctions and teachings of men,

Colossians 3:2

have your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth;

1 Thessalonians 1:3

remembering unceasingly your work of faith, and labour of love, and enduring constancy of hope, of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

2 Timothy 2:19

Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of the Lord withdraw from iniquity.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore use diligence to enter into that rest, that no one may fall after the same example of not hearkening to the word.

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright;

James 1:11

For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall wither in his goings.

1 Peter 1:24

Because all flesh is as grass, and all its glory as the flower of grass. The grass has withered and its flower has fallen;

2 Peter 1:17

For he received from God the Father honour and glory, such a voice being uttered to him by the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight;

2 Peter 3:11-14

All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,

Isaiah 42:1

Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth! I will put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the nations.

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