56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

Other Translations of John 6:56

King James Version

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

English Standard Version

56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

The Message

56 By eating my flesh and drinking my blood you enter into me and I into you.

New King James Version

56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

New Living Translation

56 Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 6:56

Commentary on John 6:52-59

(Read John 6:52-59)

The flesh and blood of the Son of man, denote the Redeemer in the nature of man; Christ and him crucified, and the redemption wrought out by him, with all the precious benefits of redemption; pardon of sin, acceptance with God, the way to the throne of grace, the promises of the covenant, and eternal life. These are called the flesh and blood of Christ, because they are purchased by the breaking his body, and the shedding of his blood. Also, because they are meat and drink to our souls. Eating this flesh and drinking this blood mean believing in Christ. We partake of Christ and his benefits by faith. The soul that rightly knows its state and wants, finds whatever can calm the conscience, and promote true holiness, in the redeemer, God manifest in the flesh. Meditating upon the cross of Christ gives life to our repentance, love, and gratitude. We live by him, as our bodies live by our food. We live by him, as the members by the head, the branches by the root: because he lives we shall live also.