John 6:33

The bread of God (o arto tou qeou). All bread is of God ( Matthew 6:11 ). The manna came down from heaven ( Numbers 11:9 ) as does this bread (o katabainwn). Refers to the bread (o arto, masculine). Bernard notes that this phrase (coming down) is used seven times in this discourse ( Numbers 33 38 41 42 50 51 58 ). Giveth life (zwhn didou). Chrysostom observes that the manna gave nourishment (troph), but not life (zwh). This is a most astounding statement to the crowd.