John 6:43–71

43 Jesus answered and said to them, Do not grumble among yourselves.

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me adraws him; and I will braise him up on the last day.

45 It is written ain the prophets, ‘bAnd they shall all be ctaught of God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.

46 aNot 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 ahas eternal life.

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.

67 So Jesus said to athe twelve, You do not want to go away also, do you?”

68 aSimon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have bwords of eternal life.

69 “We have believed and have come to know that You are athe Holy One of God.”

70 Jesus answered them, aDid I Myself not choose you, bthe twelve, and yet one of you is ca devil?”

71 Now He meant Judas athe son of Simon Iscariot, for he, bone of cthe twelve, 1was going to betray Him.

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