John 6:30-40

30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[a]
32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, 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.
33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

John 6:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
ESV
30 So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform?
NLT
30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?
MSG
30 They waffled: "Why don't you give us a clue about who you are, just a hint of what's going on? When we see what's up, we'll commit ourselves. Show us what you can do.
CSB
30 "What sign then are You going to do so we may see and believe You?" they asked. "What are You going to perform?

John 6:30-40 In-Context

28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”
32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, 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.
33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
42 They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”

Cross References 18

  • 1. S John 2:11
  • 2. S Matthew 12:38
  • 3. Numbers 11:7-9
  • 4. Exodus 16:4,15; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalms 78:24; Psalms 105:40
  • 5. ver 50; John 3:13,31
  • 6. John 4:15
  • 7. Exodus 3:14; John 8:12; John 10:7,11; John 11:25; John 14:6; John 15:1
  • 8. ver 48,51
  • 9. S John 3:15
  • 10. John 4:14
  • 11. ver 39; Jn 17:2,6,9,24
  • 12. John 3:13,31
  • 13. S Matthew 26:39
  • 14. S John 3:17; John 4:34; John 5:30
  • 15. Isaiah 27:3; Jeremiah 23:4; John 10:28; John 17:12; John 18:9
  • 16. ver 40,44,54
  • 17. John 12:45
  • 18. S Matthew 25:46; John 3:15,16

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Exodus 16:4; Neh. 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25
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