54"He who eats My flesh and drinks My bloodhaseternallife, and I will 1raise 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 blood2abides in Me, and I in him.57"As the 3livingFather4sent Me, and I livebecause of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will livebecause of Me.58"This is the breadwhich5camedown out of heaven; not as 6the fathersate and died; he who eatsthisbread7will liveforever."
59Thesethings He said8in the synagogue as He taught9in Capernaum.
60Thereforemany of His 10disciples, when they heard this said, "11This is a difficultstatement; whocanlisten to it?"
But Jesus, 12conscious that His disciplesgrumbled at this, said to them, "Does this13cause you to stumble?62"What thenif you see14the Son of Man15ascending to where He was before?63"16It is the Spirit who giveslife; the fleshprofitsnothing; 17the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.64"But there are 18some of you who do not believe." For Jesus19knew from the beginningwho they were who did not believe, and 20who it was that would abetray Him.