JOHN 6:35

I am the bread of life

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

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John 6:35 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto them, αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto them
I Ἐγώ I, me I
am εἰμι I exist (used only when emphatic) am
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
bread ἄρτος Bread (as raised) or a loaf bread
of τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of
life: ζωῆς· Life (literally or figuratively) life
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
that cometh ἐρχόμενος To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh
to πρός A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
me μὲ, Me me
shall πεινάσῃ To famish (absolutely or comparatively); figuratively, to crave shall
never οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not never
hunger; πεινάσῃ To famish (absolutely or comparatively); figuratively, to crave hunger
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
that believeth πιστεύων To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) believeth
on εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases on
me ἐμὲ Me me
shall διψήσῃ To thirst for (literally or figuratively) shall
never οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not never
thirst. διψήσῃ To thirst for (literally or figuratively) thirst

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  • 33  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

  • 34  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

  • 35  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

  • 36  But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

  • 37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.




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