John 6:31-35

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.

John 6:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
ESV
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
NLT
31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”
MSG
31 Moses fed our ancestors with bread in the desert. It says so in the Scriptures: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
CSB
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat. "

John 6:31-35 In-Context

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.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Numbers 11:7-9
  • 2. Exodus 16:4,15; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalms 78:24; Psalms 105:40
  • 3. ver 50; John 3:13,31
  • 4. John 4:15
  • 5. Exodus 3:14; John 8:12; John 10:7,11; John 11:25; John 14:6; John 15:1
  • 6. ver 48,51
  • 7. S John 3:15
  • 8. John 4:14

Footnotes 1

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