6:29 Jesus replied, 1 “This is the deed 2 God requires 3 – to believe in the one whom he 4 sent.”
6:40 For this is the will of my Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up 6 at the last day.” 7
1 tn Grk “answered and said to them.”
2 tn Grk “the work.”
3 tn Grk “This is the work of God.”
4 tn Grk “that one” (i.e., God).
5 tn Grk “the one who believes in me will not possibly thirst, ever.”
sn The one who believes in me will never be thirsty. Note the parallelism between “coming to Jesus” in the first part of v. 35 and “believing in Jesus” in the second part of v. 35. For the author of the Gospel of John these terms are virtually equivalent, both referring to a positive response to Jesus (see John 3:17-21).
6 tn Or “resurrect him,” or “make him live again.”
7 sn Notice that here the result (having eternal life and being raised up at the last day) is produced by looking on the Son and believing in him. Compare John 6:54 where the same result is produced by eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood. This suggests that the phrase in 6:54 (eats my flesh and drinks my blood) is to be understood in terms of the phrase here (looks on the Son and believes in him).