Our forefathers ate the manna1 in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "2
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven3 and gives life to the world."
"Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."4
Then Jesus declared, "I am5 the bread of life.6 He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes7 in me will never be thirsty.8
But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
All that the Father gives me9 will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
For I have come down from heaven10 not to do my will but to do the will11 of him who sent me.12
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me,13 but raise them up at the last day.14
For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son15 and believes in him shall have eternal life,16 and I will raise him up at the last day."
At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."