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'?"3
"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
"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.
It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.'5 Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God;6 only he has seen the Father.
I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.7
I am the bread of life.8
Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.9
But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,10 which a man may eat and not die.
I 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."13
Then the Jews14 began to argue sharply among themselves,15 "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"