gave them the bread of heaven
Exodus 16:4 Then the LORD said to
Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall
go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether
they will walk in my law or not.
Exodus 16:15 When the sons
of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did
not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the
LORD has given you to eat.
Psalm 78:23-25 Yet he
commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven; and he
rained down upon them manna to eat, and gave them the bread of heaven.
Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.
“The Holy Spirit will teach you all
22 On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the
sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not
entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away
alone. 23 However, boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate
the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the people saw that
Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats
and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him,
“Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly,
I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate
your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes,
but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will
give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal.” 28 Then they
said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29
Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him
whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you
do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? 31
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave
them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly,
I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father
gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which
comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.” 34 They said
to him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to
me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.