John 6:35-51 (NRSV)
35 Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in
me will never be thirsty.
36 But I said
to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.
that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to
me I will never drive away;
38 for I have
come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him
who sent me.
39 And this is
the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that
he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.
40 This is indeed
the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him
may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’
41 Then the Jews
began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread
that came down from heaven.’
42 They were saying,
‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother
we know? How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’
43 Jesus answered
them, ‘Do not complain among yourselves.
44 No one can
come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise
that person up on the last day.
45 It is written
in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.”
Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.
46 Not that anyone
has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen
47 Very truly,
I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.
48 I am the bread
49 Your ancestors
ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
50 This is the
bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and
51 I am the living
bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will
live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the
world is my flesh.’