John 6:48–63

48 I am the bread of life.x 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.y 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,z which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living breada that came down from heaven.b Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”c

52 Then the Jewsd began to argue sharply among themselves,e “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

53 Jesus said to them, Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the fleshf of the Son of Mang and drink his blood,h you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.i 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.j 57 Just as the living Father sent mek and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”l 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

60 On hearing it, many of his disciplesm said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”n

61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, Does this offend you?o 62 Then what if you see the Son of Manp ascend to where he was before!q 63 The Spirit gives life;r the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to youthey are full of the Spirite and life.

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