The Jews are grumbling. The word implies “conferring together”. They were murmuring among themselves in low tones. The Greek word is γογγύζω [pronounced gong·good·zo].5 It doesn’t mean this, but you know what it sounds like? It sounds like it was a “gong show”. In the 70s the Gong Show was a talent show on TV that was mostly for humor and dubious talent than true skill.
Why did Jesus not enter into their debate? Why did he still keep pushing the message that he had started in John 6:37? I believe the answer is this:
YOU DON’T KNOW TRUTH BY HUMAN CONSENSUS AND DISCUSSION