John 6:51

The living bread (o arto o zwn). "The bread the living." Repetition of the claim in 1 Corinthians 35 41 48 , but with a slight change from zwh to zwn (present active participle of zaw). It is alive and can give life. See 1 Corinthians 4:10 for living water. In Revelation 1:17 Jesus calls himself the Living One (o zwn). For ever (ei ton aiwna). Eternally like aiwnion with zwhn in Revelation 47 . I shall give (egw dwsw). Emphasis on egw (I). Superior so to Moses. Is my flesh (h sarx mou estin). See on Revelation 1:14 for sarx the Incarnation. This new idea creates far more difficulty to the hearers who cannot grasp Christ's idea of self-sacrifice. For the life of the world (uper th tou kosmou zwh). Over, in behalf of, uper means, and in some connexions instead of as in Revelation 11:50 . See Revelation 1:30 for the Baptist's picture of Christ as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. See also Revelation 3:17 ; Revelation 4:42 ; 1 John 3:16 ; Matthew 20:28 ; Galatians 3:13 ; 2 Corinthians 5:14 ; Romans 5:8 . Jesus has here presented to this Galilean multitude the central fact of his atoning death for the spiritual life of the world.