John 6:45-71 Bible in Basic English

45  The writings of the prophets say, And they will all have teaching from God. Everyone whose ears have been open to the teaching of the Father comes to me. 46  Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only he who is from God, he has seen the Father. 47  Truly I say to you, He who has faith in me has eternal life. 48  I am the bread of life. 49  Your fathers took the manna in the waste land—and they are dead. 50  The bread which comes from heaven is such bread that a man may take it for food and never see death. 51  I am the living bread which has come from heaven: if any man takes this bread for food he will have life for ever: and more than this, the bread which I will give is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world. 52  Then the Jews had an angry discussion among themselves, saying, How is it possible for this man to give us his flesh for food? 53  Then Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, If you do not take the flesh of the Son of man for food, and if you do not take his blood for drink, you have no life in you. 54  He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink has eternal life: and I will take him up from the dead at the last day. 55  My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56  He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink is in me and I in him. 57  As the living Father has sent me, and I have life because of the Father, even so he who takes me for his food will have life because of me. 58  This is the bread which has come down from heaven. It is not like the food which your fathers had: they took of the manna, and are dead; but he who takes this bread for food will have life for ever. 59  Jesus said these things in the Synagogue while he was teaching at Capernaum.

The Words of Eternal Life

60  Then, hearing this, a number of his disciples said, This is a hard saying; who is able to take in such teaching? 61  When Jesus became conscious that his disciples were protesting about what he said, he said to them, Does this give you trouble? 62  What then will you say if you see the Son of man going up to where he was before? 63  The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life. 64  But still some of you have no faith. For it was clear to Jesus from the first who they were who had no faith, and who it was who would be false to him. 65  And he said, This is why I said to you, No man is able to come to me if he is not given the power to do so by the Father. 66  Because of what he said, a number of the disciples went back and would no longer go with him. 67  So Jesus said to the twelve, Have you a desire to go away? 68  Then Simon Peter gave this answer: Lord, to whom are we to go? you have the words of eternal life; 69  And we have faith and are certain that you are the Holy One of God. 70  Then Jesus said, Did I not make a selection of you, the twelve, and one of you is a son of the Evil One? 71  He was talking of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. It was he who was to be false to Jesus—one of the twelve.

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