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John 6:6

    John 6:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This he said, testing him: for he had no doubt what he himself would do.

    Webster's Revision

    And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

    World English Bible

    This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:6

    This he said to prove him - To try his faith, and to see whether he and the other apostles had paid proper attention to the miracles which they had already seen him work; and to draw their attention more particularly to that which he was now about to perform. This is an observation of the evangelist himself, who often interweaves his own judgment with the facts he relates, which St. Matthew rarely ever does. The other evangelists say that, previously to this miracle, he continued to instruct and heal the multitudes till it was near the close of the day. Matthew 14:14, Matthew 14:15; Mark 6:34, Mark 6:35; Luke 9:11, Luke 9:12.

    Barnes' Notes on John 6:6

    To prove him - To try him; to see if he had faith, or if he would show that he believed that Jesus had power to supply them.
    Book: John