Definition of the bread of life in US English:

the bread of life


  • Something regarded as a source of spiritual nourishment.

    ‘the Scriptures are the bread of life to the believer’
    • ‘It is to this place that those whom Jesus raises from the dead will go as well as those who have eaten the bread of life which comes down from heaven.’
    • ‘To people who are without God and without hope in the world, it is not the bread of life but only a ‘handful of pebbles’.’
    • ‘In New Testament language, he wants to partake of the bread of life and drink the living water.’
    • ‘What does it mean to say that Jesus is ‘the living bread of life?’’
    • ‘He is sealed and appointed by God the Father, to give the bread of life to them that hunger, and to give the water of life to them that thirst.’
    • ‘The name Bethlehem means ‘House of Bread’ an appropriate name for the one who came to feed us with the bread of life.’
    • ‘Singing is the milk and honey, but sermons, the gospel, is your bread, the bread of life.’
    • ‘He is the Holy One of God, he is the bread of life that came down from heaven.’
    • ‘Distributing the bread of life by preaching Christ to sinners is a greater work than feeding five thousand with loaves and fishes.’
    • ‘It is the bread of life, and you don't have to bake it.’
    • ‘Around the same time as Peter's bold profession, Jesus told a crowd of people that he was no less than the bread of life and that those who ate of him would live forever.’
    • ‘Christ feedeth and fast nourisheth his church with his own precious body, that is, the bread of life coming down from heaven.’
    • ‘Christ comes to each of us, not to be a snack but to be the full meal for our lives, as He is the bread of life.’
    • ‘He noted with disgust that he had been given ‘stone instead of the bread of life.’’
    • ‘This is the bread of life, this unimportant failure to be perfect.’
    • ‘In the sixth chapter of the gospel Jesus says, ‘I am the bread of life.’’
    • ‘What sense does it make to bring someone to new birth if they are not to be fed on the bread of life?’
    • ‘My attitude toward the men and women I was gathering in the congregation was silently shaped by how I was planning to use them to succeed, with little thought to feeding their souls with the bread of life.’