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The New King James Version

John 6:60–7:15

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Rejection by Many Followers

60 cTherefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a 4hard saying; who can understand it?”

61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples 5complained about this, He said to them, “Does this 6offend you? 62 dWhat then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 eIt is the Spirit who gives life; the fflesh profits nothing. The gwords that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But hthere are some of you who do not believe.” For iJesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, “Therefore jI have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”

66 kFrom that time many of His disciples went 7back and walked with Him no more.

Confession by Peter

67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”

68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have lthe words of eternal life. 69 mAlso we have come to believe and know that You are the 8Christ, the Son of the living God.”

70 Jesus answered them, n“Did I not choose you, the twelve, oand one of you is a devil?” 71 He spoke of pJudas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would qbetray Him, being one of the twelve.

Christ’s Brothers Do Not Believe

7 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, abecause the 1Jews sought to kill Him. bNow the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. cHis brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” For deven His ebrothers did not believe in Him.

Then Jesus said to them, f“My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. gThe world cannot hate you, but it hates Me hbecause I testify of it that its works are evil. You go up to this feast. I am not 2yet going up to this feast, ifor My time has not yet fully come.” When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

Christ Secretly Goes to the Feast

10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then jthe Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?” 12 And kthere was much complaining among the people concerning Him. lSome said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.” 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him mfor fear of the Jews.

Christ’s Authority from the Father

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and ntaught. 15 oAnd the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”

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