45"It is written1in the prophets, '2AND THEY SHALL ALL BE 3TAUGHT OF GOD.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.46"4Not 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 believes5haseternallife.48"6I am the bread of life.49"7Your fathersate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.50"This is the bread which 8comesdown out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and 9not die.51"10I am the livingbread that 11camedown out of heaven; ifanyoneeats of thisbread, 12he will liveforever; and the breadalsowhich I will give13for the life of the world is 14My flesh."5215Then the Jews16began 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 17the Son of Man and drink His blood, you havenolife in yourselves.54"He who eats My flesh and drinks My bloodhaseternallife, and I will 18raise 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 blood19abides in Me, and I in him.57"As the 20livingFather21sent Me, and I livebecause of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will livebecause of Me.58"This is the breadwhich22camedown out of heaven; not as 23the fathersate and died; he who eatsthisbread24will liveforever."
59Thesethings He said25in the synagogue as He taught26in Capernaum.
60Thereforemany of His 27disciples, when they heard this said, "28This is a difficultstatement; whocanlisten to it?"
But Jesus, 29conscious that His disciplesgrumbled at this, said to them, "Does this30cause you to stumble?62"What thenif you see31the Son of Man32ascending to where He was before?63"33It is the Spirit who giveslife; the fleshprofitsnothing; 34the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.64"But there are 35some of you who do not believe." For Jesus36knew from the beginningwho they were who did not believe, and 37who it was that would abetray Him.
And He was saying, "For thisreason I have 38said to you, that noonecancome to Me unless39it has beengranted him from the Father."
As a result of thismany of His 40disciples41withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.
67SoJesussaid to 42the twelve, "You do not want to goawayalso, do you?"6843SimonPeteranswered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have44words of eternallife.
"We have believed and have come to know that You are 45the HolyOne of God."
70Jesusanswered them, "46Did I Myself not choose you, 47the twelve, and yet one of you is 48a devil?"71Now He meantJudas49the son of SimonIscariot, for he, 50one of 51the twelve, bwas going to betray Him.