John 6:34

Lord (Kurie). Used now instead of Rabbi (25) though how much the people meant by it is not clear. Evermore give us this bread (pantote do hmin ton arton touton). Second aorist active imperative second singular like do in Matthew 6:11 (urgent petition). What kind of bread do they mean? The Jewish commentaries and Philo speak of the manna as typifying heavenly bread for the soul. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:3 seems to refer to the manna as "spiritual food." Like the woman at the well ( 4:15 ) they long "always" to have "this bread," a perpetual supply. It is probably to this crowd as the water in 4:15 was to the woman.

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