John 6:48–66

48 aI am the bread of life.

49 aYour fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

50 “This is the bread which acomes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and bnot die.

51 aI am the living bread that bcame down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, che will live forever; and the bread also which I will give dfor the life of the world is eMy flesh.”

52 aThen the Jews bbegan 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 you eat the flesh of athe 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 araise 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 aabides in Me, and I in him.

57 “As the aliving Father bsent 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 acame down out of heaven; not as bthe fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread cwill live forever.”

Words to the Disciples

59 These things He said ain the synagogue as He taught bin Capernaum.

60 Therefore many of His adisciples, when they heard this said, “bThis is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”

61 But Jesus, aconscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this bcause you to stumble?

62 What then if you see athe Son of Man bascending to where He was before?

63 aIt is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; bthe words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

64 “But there are asome of you who do not believe.” For Jesus bknew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and cwho it was that would 1betray Him.

65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have asaid to you, that no one can come to Me unless bit has been granted him from the Father.”

Peter’s Confession of Faith

66 As a result of this many of His adisciples bwithdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.

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