John 6:45-71 New American Standard Bible

45  "It is written in the prophets , ' AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD .' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father , comes to Me. 46  " Not that anyone has seen the Father , except the One who is from God ; He has seen the Father . 47  "Truly , truly , I say to you, he who believes has eternal life . 48  " I am the bread of life . 49  " Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness , and they died . 50  "This is the bread which comes down out of heaven , so that one may eat of it and not die . 51  " I am the living bread that came down out of heaven ; if anyone eats of this bread , he will live forever ; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh ." 52  Then the Jews began to argue with one another , saying , "How can this man give us His flesh to eat ?" 53  So Jesus said to them, "Truly , truly , I say to you, unless e you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood , you have no life in yourselves . 54  "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life , and I will raise him up on the last day . 55  "For My flesh is true food , and My blood is true drink . 56  "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57  "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father , so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58  "This is the bread which came down out of heaven ; not as the fathers ate and died ; he who eats this bread will live forever ." 59  These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum .

The Words of Eternal Life

60  Therefore many of His disciples , when they heard this said , " This is a difficult statement ; who can listen to it?" 61  But Jesus , conscious e e that His disciples grumbled at this , said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble ? 62  "What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before ? 63  " It is the Spirit who gives life ; the flesh profits nothing ; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life . 64  "But there are some of you who do not believe ." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe , and who it was that would betray Him. 65  And He was saying , "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless e it has been granted him from the Father ." 66  As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew e and were not walking with Him anymore . 67  So Jesus said to the twelve , "You do not want to go away also , do you?" 68  Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord , to whom shall we go ? You have words of eternal life . 69  "We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God ." 70  Jesus answered them, " Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve , and yet one of you is a devil ?" 71  Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot , for he, one of the twelve , was going to betray Him.

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