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John 6:28

    John 6:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said they to him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then they said to him, How may we do the works of God?

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:28

    That we might work the works of God? - That is, Divine works, or such as God can approve.

    Barnes' Notes on John 6:28

    What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? - That is, such things as God will approve. This was the earnest inquiry of men who were seeking to be saved. They had crossed the Sea of Tiberias to seek him; they supposed him to be the Messiah, and they sincerely desired to be taught the way of life; yet it is observable that they expected to find that way as other sinners commonly do - by their works. The idea of doing something to merit salvation is one of the last that the sinner ever surrenders.

    Wesley's Notes on John 6:28

    6:28 The works of God - Works pleasing to God.