John 6:45-71 NIV

45 It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.'a1 Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.

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46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God;2 only he has seen the Father.

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47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.3

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48 I am the bread of life.4

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    • 52 6:48 - ver 35,51
      49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.5

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        • 53 6:49 - ver 31,58
          50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,6 which a man may eat and not die.

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              51 I am the living bread7 that came down from heaven.8 If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."9

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                  52 Then the Jews10 began to argue sharply among themselves,11 "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"

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                  53 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh12 of the Son of Man13 and drink his blood,14 you have no life in you.

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                  54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.15

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                      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 him.16

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                      57 Just as the living Father sent me17 and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.

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                      58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."18

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                          59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

                          Many Disciples Desert Jesus

                          60 On hearing it, many of his disciples19 said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"20

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                              61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?21

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                              62 What if you see the Son of Man22 ascend to where he was before!23

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                              63 The Spirit gives life;24 the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spiritb and they are life.

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                                • e 6:63 - Or "Spirit"
                                  64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known25 from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.26

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                                  65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."27

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                                      66 From this time many of his disciples28 turned back and no longer followed him.

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                                          67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.29

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                                          68 Simon Peter answered him,30 "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.31

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                                          69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."32

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                                          70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you,33 the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"34

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                                          71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot,35 who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)36

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