John 6:58

58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will 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 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.
57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.
58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever."
59 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, "This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?"