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

New Living Translation
Then the people began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

English Standard Version
So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”

Berean Study Bible
At this, the Jews began to grumble about Jesus because He had said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him because He said, "I am the bread having come down from heaven."

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, "I am the bread that came down out of heaven."

King James Bible
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore the Jews started complaining about Him because He said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

International Standard Version
Then the Jewish leaders began grumbling about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

NET Bible
Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began complaining about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven,"

New Heart English Bible
The Jewish people therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down out of heaven."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Judeans were murmuring about him for saying: “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Bread, which has descended from Heaven.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews began to criticize Jesus for saying, "I am the bread that came from heaven."

New American Standard 1977
The Jews therefore were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Jews then murmured of him because he said, I AM the bread which descended from the heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

American King James Version
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he had said: I am the living bread which came down from heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore murmured about him, because he said, I am the bread which has come down out of heaven.

English Revised Version
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
Now the Jews began to find fault about Him because of His claiming to be the bread which came down out of Heaven.

World English Bible
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down out of heaven."

Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, were murmuring at him, because he said, 'I am the bread that came down out of the heaven;'
Study Bible
Jesus the Bread of Life
40For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” 41At this, the Jews began to grumble about Jesus because He had said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were asking, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then can He say, ‘I have come down from heaven?’”…
Cross References
John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 6:33
For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

John 6:51
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And this bread, which I will give for the life of the world, is My flesh."

John 6:52
At this, the Jews began to argue among themselves, "How can this man give us His flesh to eat?"

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."
Treasury of Scripture

The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

murmured.

John 6:43,52,60,66 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves…

John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for …

Luke 5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, …

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives …

Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone …

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed …

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …

I am.

John 6:33,48,51,58 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives …

(41) The Jews murmured at him.--Better, concerning Him, as in John 7:12; John 7:32. Here, too, it was "among themselves" (John 6:43). With the true spirit of objectors, they do not regard what He has since said in explanation, but fasten upon what they do not understand in its most striking form. Perhaps they have not listened to what has followed; indeed, the words imply that they were for some time talking to one another, and interrupting His discourse, and that this led to His answering them. They are the Jewish authorities, representing, and probably in part consisting of, members of the Sanhedrin. (Comp. Note on John 1:19.)

Verses 41-51. -

(c) The murmur of the Jews met by additional claim that his "flesh" is the "living bread." The passage here following resumes the narrative of the impression produced by the extraordinary discourse that had preceded. The question of "the Jews" does not turn at all upon the explanation he had just given to his disciples in vers. 36-40, but goes back to the theme of vers. 29-36. "The Jews" need not be restricted to the Jewish or the aristocratic or bigoted portion of the Galilaean ὅχλος, but rather to the Jewish authorities of the towns of Bethsaida and Capernaum, who had been stirred up into active opposition by the report of the miracles and of the explanation which the Lord had put upon them. Verse 41. - The Jews therefore murmured concerning him. Perhaps in John 7:32 γογγύζειν means simply "whisper;" but throughout the New Testament (1 Corinthians 10:10; Luke 5:30, with πρός; Matthew 20:11, with κατὰ; cf. Acts 6:1; Philippians 2:14; 1 Peter 4:9; Wisd. 1:10) it has the malevolent meaning conveyed in the LXX. It is used to denote very rebellious feelings against God (Exodus 16:7-9; Numbers 11:1; Numbers 14:27). The Attic writers used τονθορίζω. Because he said, I am the Bread which cometh down from heaven. This was a reasonable putting together of the three assertions: "I am the Bread of life" (ver. 35); "I have come down from heaven" (ver. 38); and "The bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven" (ver. 33). "The Jews" did not misunderstand his meaning. They understood it perfectly, and rebelled against it. The Jews then murmured at him,.... When they found that he spoke of himself as the true bread, the bread of God, and bread of life, and as descending from heaven: and which was to be fed upon in a spiritual manner by faith, which they were ignorant of, and had no desire unto: and thus being disappointed of the delicious corporeal food they expected, they grew uneasy, and displeased,

because he said I am the bread which came down from heaven; for though, as yet, he had not said this in so many words, and in this direct form, as afterwards, in John 6:51; yet he had said what amounted to it, and which might be easily gathered from John 6:35 The Vulgate Latin reads, "I am the living bread"; and the Persic version, "I am the bread of life". And this last renders the first clause "mocked at him". 41-46. Jews murmured—muttered, not in our Lord's hearing, but He knew it (Joh 6:43; Joh 2:25).

he said, I am the bread, etc.—Missing the sense and glory of this, and having no relish for such sublimities, they harp upon the "Bread from heaven." "What can this mean? Do we not know all about Him—where, when, and of whom He was born? And yet He says He came down from heaven!"6:36-46 The discovery of their guilt, danger, and remedy, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, makes men willing and glad to come, and to give up every thing which hinders applying to him for salvation. The Father's will is, that not one of those who were given to the Son, should be rejected or lost by him. No one will come, till Divine grace has subdued, and in part changed his heart; therefore no one who comes will ever be cast out. The gospel finds none willing to be saved in the humbling, holy manner, made known therein; but God draws with his word and the Holy Ghost; and man's duty is to hear and learn; that is to say, to receive the grace offered, and consent to the promise. None had seen the Father but his beloved Son; and the Jews must expect to be taught by his inward power upon their minds, and by his word, and the ministers whom he sent among them.
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