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John 6:49

    John 6:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your fathers took the manna in the waste land--and they are dead.

    Webster's Revision

    Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

    World English Bible

    Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Your fathers did eat the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:49

    Your fathers did eat manna - and are dead - That bread neither preserved their bodies alive, nor entitled them to life eternal; but those who receive my salvation, shall not only be raised again in the last day, but shall inherit eternal life. It was an opinion of the Jews themselves that their fathers, who perished in the wilderness, should never have a resurrection. Our Lord takes them on their own ground: Ye acknowledge that your fathers who fell in the wilderness shall never have a resurrection; and yet they ate of the manna: therefore that manna is not the bread that preserves to everlasting life, according even to your own concession.

    Barnes' Notes on John 6:49

    Your fathers did eat manna - There was a real miracle performed in their behalf; there was a perpetual interposition of God which showed that they were his chosen people.

    And are dead - The bread which they ate could not save them from death. Though God interfered in their behalf, yet they died. We may learn,

    1. That that is not the most valuable of God's gifts which merely satisfies the temporal wants.

    2. That the most distinguished temporal blessings will not save from death. Wealth, friends, food, raiment, will not preserve life.

    3. There is need of something better than mere earthly blessings; there is need of that bread which cometh down from heaven, and which giveth life to the world.