John 6:41-58 (New American Standard)

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41 1Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, "I am the bread that 2came down out of heaven." 42 They were saying, "3Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother 4we know? How does He now say, '5I have come down out of heaven '?" 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 6draws him; and I will 7raise him up on the last day. 45 "It is written 8in 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 believes 12has eternal life. 48 "13I am the bread of life. 49 "14Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 "This is the bread which 15comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and 16not die. 51 "17I am the living bread that 18came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, 19he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give 20for the life of the world is 21My flesh." 52 22Then the Jews 23began 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 24the 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 25raise 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 26abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the 27living Father 28sent 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 29came down out of heaven; not as 30the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread 31will live forever."
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