John 6:39

39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

John 6:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
ESV
39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.
NLT
39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.
MSG
39 "This, in a nutshell, is that will: that everything handed over to me by the Father be completed - not a single detail missed - and at the wrap-up of time I have everything and everyone put together, upright and whole.
CSB
39 This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day.

John 6:39 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:39

And this is the Father's will which hath sent me
This explains both who he was that sent him; the Father of him, and of his people; whose sending of him does not suppose any change of place, or inequality between them, or disrespect unto him, or compulsion of him, but agreement between them, and love to the persons on whose account he was sent; and also what is the will he came to do, and is what was declared by him to Christ, when he gave the elect to him: for this expresses his secret will in the council and covenant of grace,

that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing;
that is, that of all the elect which were given to Christ by his Father, in eternal election, he should not lose anyone of them, not the meanest among them, nor anything of theirs, their grace, or glory, or anything belonging to them, either to their souls or bodies, and particularly the latter;

but should raise it up again at the last day;
even every part of their bodies, and every dust belonging to them; their bodies being given to Christ, and redeemed by his blood, as well as their souls: so the Jews F15, speaking of the resurrection, and making mention of that passage in ( Numbers 23:10 ) , "who shall count the dust of Jacob?" add,

``and he (i.e. God) shall order it all, (Mwlk dybaty alw) , "and not anything shall be lost", but all shall rise again; for, lo, it is said, ( Daniel 12:2 ) , "and many of them that sleep in the dust"''


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Zohar in Exod. fol. 43. 4.

John 6:39 In-Context

37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 27:3; Jeremiah 23:4; John 10:28; John 17:12; John 18:9
  • 2. ver 40,44,54