Why all the Grumbling?
John 6:41-42 (NASB) 41 Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.” 42 They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?”
What were the Jews grumbling about?
41 Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him…
The Jews were grumbling about Jesus Himself! The Greek word that is translated grumbling, means to speak against someone in a complaining way. The BDAG lexicon shows it this way:
Just like their fathers
Just as the Israelites in the wilderness grumbled against God, so the Jews in Jesus’ day showed their unbelief by grumbling against Jesus.
What was it that Jesus said that caused all the grumbling? John doesn’t leave us guessing.
41 …because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”