49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 6:49

Commentary on John 6:47-51

(Read John 6:47-51)

The advantage of the manna was small, it only referred to this life; but the living Bread is so excellent, that the man who feedeth on it shall never die. This bread is Christ's human nature, which he took to present to the Father, as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; to purchase all things pertaining to life and godliness, for sinners of every nation, who repent and believe in him.