John 6:33
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New International Version
For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

New Living Translation
The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

English Standard Version
For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

New American Standard Bible
"For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."

King James Bible
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

International Standard Version
The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

NET Bible
For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For The Bread of God is he who has descended from Heaven and gives life to the world.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's bread is the man who comes from heaven and gives life to the world."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the bread of God is he who descended from heaven and gives life unto the world.

King James 2000 Bible
For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.

American King James Version
For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.

American Standard Version
For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.

Darby Bible Translation
For the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

English Revised Version
For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.

Weymouth New Testament
For God's bread is that which comes down out of Heaven and gives Life to the world."

World English Bible
For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."

Young's Literal Translation
for the bread of God is that which is coming down out of the heaven, and giving life to the world.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life to the world. It is debated whether the ὁ καταβαίνων is "he who cometh down," or "that (bread) which cometh," etc. - whether in this verse the Lord passes at once to the identification of himself with the bread, or for a moment longer is delaying the announcement, and broadly asserting the qualities of that "bread of God," viz. that whoever and whatever it is, IT comes from heaven, and gives life, not merely to the theocratic people, but to the whole world. (The latter is the view of Hengstenberg, Lange, Meyer, Westcott, Moulton; the former translation is partially urged by Godet, who thinks our Lord here spoke amphibologically, meaning both ideas, but by the form of the expression reserving the solution of the problem.) It certainly does not follow that, if he was speaking of himself, the expression καταβάς would have been used, because, in ver. 50, after he has removed all ambiguity, he still uses the present tense, ὁ καταβαίνων. The present tense is that of quality rather than of time. These characteristics of the veritable bread of God must hold good. It must have a heavenly origin, life-giving power, and universality of application to human need. John 3:16 is here repeated. The whole world is the object of the Divine grace and love. The bread of God must be a Divine gift, mysterious and heavenly in its origin, and must at once demonstrate its vitality, its Source, and its Giver.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,.... In the way and manner just now mentioned: and which clearly points out Christ himself, who may be called "the bread of God"; to distinguish him from common bread, and to show the excellency of him, and that he is of God's providing and giving, and which he would have his children feed upon:

and giveth life unto the world; a spiritual life, which he is the author, supporter, and maintainer of; and eternal life, which he gives a right unto and meetness for, and nourishes up unto; and this not to a few only, or to the Israelites only, but to the Gentiles also, and even to the whole world of God's elect: not indeed to every individual in the world, for all are not quickened now, not shall inherit eternal life hereafter; but to all the people of God, in all parts of the world, and in all ages of time; of such extensive virtue and efficacy is Christ, the bread of God, in which he appears greatly superior to that manna the Jews instance in.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

33. For the bread of God is he, &c.—This verse is perhaps best left in its own transparent grandeur—holding up the Bread Itself as divine, spiritual, and eternal; its ordained Fountain and essential Substance, "Him who came down from heaven to give it" (that Eternal Life which was with the Father and was manifested unto us, 1Jo 1:2); and its designed objects, "the world."

John 6:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the Bread of Life
32Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. 33"For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world." 34Then they said to Him, "Lord, always give us this bread."…
Cross References
John 6:32
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.

John 6:41
At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

John 6:50
But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.

John 6:58
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever."
Treasury of Scripture

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.

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John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for …

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, …

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, …

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have …

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1 John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we …

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