Many years ago, I read, heard, or saw the latter half of John 4:32 as follows:
"I have meat you/ye know not of,"
but now, I can't find it written that way anywhere.
On BibleGateway, the end of the verse (the part in question, in other words), in most versions, looks basically like this (the KJV):
I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Some versions/translations say "food," and some of them end differently, but what I'm looking for is one that doesn't say, "to eat that" after "meat/food." That's what I haven't been able to find.
I remember being so touched by the brevity of the shorter, more direct version. So, I'm sure I'm not mistaken that I heard it the way I think I did because I wouldn't have carried the impression I have all this time if I hadn't.
So, there are three possibilities regarding the shorter version:
- I simply heard a preacher say it that way one day in the past (and there's nothing more to be done),
- There really is a Bible translation out there somewhere with it written this way (and hopefully someone on here can help me find it), or
- I saw it on one of some hundred different Bible movies on television (and, again, hopefully someone on here can help me find that movie).
Thank you for your help.