John 6:31
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New International Version
Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

New Living Translation
After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, 'Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

English Standard Version
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

Berean Study Bible
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

Berean Literal Bible
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

New American Standard Bible
"Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.'"

King James Bible
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat."

International Standard Version
Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

NET Bible
Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

New Heart English Bible
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Our forefathers ate manna in the wilderness, just as it is written 'He gave them bread from Heaven to eat.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our ancestors ate the manna in the desert. Scripture says, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

New American Standard 1977
“Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Our fathers ate manna in the desert, as it is written, He gave them of the bread from the heaven to eat.

King James 2000 Bible
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

American King James Version
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

American Standard Version
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Darby Bible Translation
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

English Revised Version
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Weymouth New Testament
Our forefathers ate the manna in the Desert, as it is written, 'He gave them bread out of Heaven to eat'."

World English Bible
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"

Young's Literal Translation
our fathers the manna did eat in the wilderness, according as it is having been written, Bread out of the heaven He gave them to eat.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:28-35 Constant exercise of faith in Christ, is the most important and difficult part of the obedience required from us, as sinners seeking salvation. When by his grace we are enabled to live a life of faith in the Son of God, holy tempers follow, and acceptable services may be done. God, even his Father, who gave their fathers that food from heaven to support their natural lives, now gave them the true Bread for the salvation of their souls. Coming to Jesus, and believing on him, signify the same. Christ shows that he is the true Bread; he is to the soul what bread is to the body, nourishes and supports the spiritual life. He is the Bread of God. Bread which the Father gives, which he has made to be the food of our souls. Bread nourishes only by the powers of a living body; but Christ is himself living Bread, and nourishes by his own power. The doctrine of Christ crucified is now as strengthening and comforting to a believer as ever it was. He is the Bread which came down from heaven. It denotes the Divinity of Christ's person and his authority; also, the Divine origin of all the good which flows to us through him. May we with understanding and earnestness say, Lord, evermore give us this Bread.
Study Bible
Jesus the Bread of Life
30So they asked Him, “What sign then will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will You do? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:4
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction.

Exodus 16:15
When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.

Numbers 11:8
The people would go about and gather it and grind it between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil.

Nehemiah 9:15
"You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them.

Psalm 78:24
He rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them food from heaven.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

John 6:32
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.

John 6:49
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.

John 6:58
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your fathers, who ate the manna and died, the one who eats this bread will live forever."

1 Corinthians 10:3
They all ate the same spiritual food
Treasury of Scripture

Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

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John 6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

Exodus 16:4-15,35 Then said the LORD to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you…

Numbers 11:6-9 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this …

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with …

Joshua 5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old …

Nehemiah 9:20 You gave also your good spirit to instruct them, and withheld not …

Psalm 105:40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with …

He gave.

Nehemiah 9:15 And gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought forth …

Psalm 78:24,25 And had rained down manna on them to eat, and had given them of the …

1 Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

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