John 4:33

33 Therefore said the disciples one to another*, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

John 4:33 Meaning and Commentary

John 4:33

Therefore said the disciples one to another
Privately, among themselves, though in his hearing; at least he knew what they said by answer;

hath any man;
or anyone, any angel from heaven, or any of the inhabitants of the city, or any man or woman, or this woman they had found him talking with:

brought him [ought] to eat?
for they thought of nothing else but bodily food; just as when he cautioned them against the leaven of the Sadducees and Pharisees, they imagined he said it, because they had taken no bread; whereas he meant the doctrine of these persons: so dull of understanding spiritual things were the disciples themselves, that it is not so much to be wondered at that the Samaritan woman, whilst in her carnal state, when Christ spoke of living water, should understand him of material water, or spring water.

John 4:33 In-Context

31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said unto them,I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
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.