They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph,1 whose father and mother we know?2 How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven'?"343"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him,4 and I will raise him up at the last day.45It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.'a5 Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God;6 only he has seen the Father.47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.748I am the bread of life.849Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.950But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,10 which a man may eat and not die.51I am the living bread11 that came down from heaven.12 If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."1352
Then the Jews14 began to argue sharply among themselves,15 "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"