John 6:58

58 "This is the bread which 1came down out of heaven; not as 2the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread 3will live forever."

John 6:58 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:58

This is that bread which came down from heaven
That true bread, the bread of God, the bread of life, living bread; meaning himself, as in ( John 6:32 John 6:33 John 6:35 John 6:48 John 6:50 John 6:51 ) ;

not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead:
this is bread of a quite different nature from that; that was only typical bread, this true; that was the bread of angels, but this is the bread of God; that came but from the air, this from the third heaven; that men ate of, and died; but whoever eats of this, lives for ever; see ( John 6:49 ) ; as follows:

he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever;
(See Gill on John 6:51).

John 6:58 In-Context

56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
58 "This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, "This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?"

Cross References 3

  • 1. John 6:33, 41, 51
  • 2. John 6:31, 49
  • 3. John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:47, 51; John 11:26
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