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John 4:34–35

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John 4:34–35 — The New International Version (NIV)

34 My food,” said Jesus, is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying,It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

John 4:34–35 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

John 4:34–35 — New Living Translation (NLT)

34 Then Jesus explained: My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. 35 You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.

John 4:34–35 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say,There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

John 4:34–35 — New Century Version (NCV)

34 Jesus said, “My food is to do what the One who sent me wants me to do and to finish his work. 35 You have a saying, ‘Four more months till harvest.’ But I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields ready for harvest now.

John 4:34–35 — American Standard Version (ASV)

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest.

John 4:34–35 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

34 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. 35 Do not ye say, that there are yet four months and the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and behold the fields, for they are already white to harvest.

John 4:34–35 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

34 Jesus told them, “My food is to do what the one who sent me wants me to do and to finish the work he has given me. 

35 “Don’t you say, ‘In four more months the harvest will be here’? I’m telling you to look and see that the fields are ready to be harvested.

John 4:34–35 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

34 My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work,” Jesus told them. 35 Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest.

John 4:34–35 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. 35 Do you not say, Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.

John 4:34–35 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

34 Jesus said to them, “My food is that I do the will of the one who sent me and complete his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months and the harvest comes’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.

John 4:34–35 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

34 Jesus said, “My food is to do what my Father sent me to do. My food is to finish his work.

35 “You say, ‘Four months more, and then it will be harvest time.’ But I tell you, open your eyes! Look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest right now.

John 4:34–35 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

35 Do you not say,There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.


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