Give us this day our daily bread.
Did the corn wave freely in its beauty in the summer field? Just so was Christ once in the brightness and the expansion of His father's glory. Did the reaper put in the sickle, and the free corn fall before the scythe: So, in the ripeness of time did the iron enter into the soul of Jesus, and He laid prostrate in the dust. Was the wheat ground within the mill? So was Jesus ground under the tremendous pressure of the world's sin. Is the one bread broken into many parts? So is Jesus the one life of the whole Church.
(J. Vaughan, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Give us this day our daily bread.