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30 So they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?(A) 31 [a]Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:(B)

‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

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  1. 6:31 Bread from heaven: cf. Ex 16:4, 15, 32–34 and the notes there; Ps 78:24. The manna, thought to have been hidden by Jeremiah (2 Mc 2:5–8), was expected to reappear miraculously at Passover, in the last days.