John 6:31

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Our fathers did eate Manna in the desert, as it is written, He gaue them bread from heauen to eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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?

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