Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 6:33
- The bread of God (o artov tou teou).
- All bread is of God (Matthew 6:11). The manna came down from heaven (Numbers 11:9) as does this bread (o katabainwn). Refers to the bread (o artov, masculine). Bernard notes that this phrase (coming down) is used seven times in this discourse (33,38,41,42,50,51,58).
- Giveth life (zwhn didouv).
- Chrysostom observes that the manna gave nourishment (troph), but not life (zwh). This is a most astounding statement to the crowd.