The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 6:28
Then said they unto him…
Understanding by what he
said, that they must labour and work, though not for perishing food,
yet for durable food; and as they imagined, in order to obtain
eternal life by working:
what shall we do that we might work the works of God?
Such as are
agreeable to his will, are acceptable to him, and well pleasing in
his sight: they seem to intimate, as if they desired to know whether
there were any other works of this kind, than what Moses had
directed them to, or than they had done; and if there were, they
suggest they would gladly do them; for this was the general cast and
complexion of this people; they were seeking for righteousness, and
life not by faith, but, as it were, by the works of the law.