- Apr 2011
As I was reading Mirza Abu'l-Fadl's Baha'i Proofs, I came across the following words:
"But our Lord Christ--Glory and Baha be upon Him!--promised that these seals should be opened and these prophecies understood at the time of the LORD'S coming from Heaven, who would then explain their reality. St. John, ch. xvi., vs. 12, 13:--"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." Likewise, St. John, ch. vi., v. 27:--"Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for it hath God the Father sealed." [1. This pronoun refers to the "meat" in the Arabic Bible, from which the author has quoted the verse. But the English version refers it to the "Son of Man" and gives a masculine pronoun ("him") instead of "it." The rendering here is according to the Arabic text quoted by the author.--Translator.]"
I am unaware of any Bibles (including English translations of Arabic Bibles) that translate John 6.27 this way.