John 6:31

“Our fathers did eate Manna in the desert, as it is written, He gaue them bread from heauen to eate.”

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Other Translations

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

"Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Our fathers had the manna in the waste land, as the Writings say, He gave them bread from heaven.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

Oure fadris eeten manna in desert, as it is writun, He yaf to hem breed fro heuene to ete.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:31


6:31 Our fathers ate manna - This sign Moses gave them. He gave them bread from heaven - From the lower sublunary heaven; to which Jesus opposes the highest heaven: in which sense he says seven times, #John 6:32|,33,38,50,58,62, that he himself came down from heaven.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:31


Joh 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert. He may have fed a few thousands on the day before, but what was that to feeding of the whole host of Israel for forty years in the wilderness? Is he as great a leader as Moses, in whose time the manna fell?

Discussion for John 6

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:48 I am that bread of life 6:49 your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and are dead 6:50 this is the bread which cometh down from heaven that a man may eat thereof and not die 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven if any man eat of this bread he shall live forever and the bread that I will give is --- MY FLESH --- which I will give for the life of the world
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:53 then said JESUS unto them verily verily I say unto you except you eat the flesh of THE SON OF MAN and drink HIS blood you have no life in you 6:54 whoso eateth MY flesh and drinketh MY blood hath eternal life and I will raise him up the last day 6:55 for MY flesh is meat indeed and MY blood is drink indeed 6:56 he that eateth MY flesh and drinketh MY blood dwelleth in ME and I in him
  • Teri
    1 cor 13 for now we see through a glass darkly, one day we will see clearly and begin to understand..
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN6:68THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE JOHN10:28AND I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HANDS TITUS 3:7 that being justified by HIS grace we should be made heirs according to the HOPE of eternal life PSALM 71:5 for thou art my HOPE O LORD GOD thou art my trust from my youth
  • Obbie Beal
    1-71 above, we again see Jesus is focused on preparing the 'WAY' for you and I to secure
    Eternal-Life through HIM.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE GALATIANS 6:8 FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING

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