411Therefore the Jews were grumblingabout Him, because He said, "I am the bread that 2camedown out of heaven."42
They were saying, "3Is not thisJesus, the son of Joseph, whosefather and mother4we know? How does He nowsay, '5I have comedown out of heaven '?"
43Jesusanswered and said to them, "Do not grumbleamongyourselves.44"Noonecancome to Me unless the Father who sent Me 6draws him; and I will 7raise him up on the lastday.45"It is written8in the prophets, '9AND THEY SHALL ALL BE 10TAUGHT OF GOD.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.46"11Not 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 believes12haseternallife.48"13I am the bread of life.49"14Your fathersate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.50"This is the bread which 15comesdown out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and 16not die.51"17I am the livingbread that 18camedown out of heaven; ifanyoneeats of thisbread, 19he will liveforever; and the breadalsowhich I will give20for the life of the world is 21My flesh."5222Then the Jews23began to argue with oneanother, saying, "Howcanthismangive us His flesh to eat?"
53SoJesussaid to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of 24the Son of Man and drink His blood, you havenolife in yourselves.54"He who eats My flesh and drinks My bloodhaseternallife, and I will 25raise him up on the lastday.55"For My flesh is truefood, and My blood is truedrink.56"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood26abides in Me, and I in him.57"As the 27livingFather28sent Me, and I livebecause of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will livebecause of Me.58"This is the breadwhich29camedown out of heaven; not as 30the fathersate and died; he who eatsthisbread31will liveforever."