John 6:60-69 NIV

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

60 On hearing it, many of his disciples1 said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"2

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      61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?3

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      62 What if you see the Son of Man4 ascend to where he was before!5

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      63 The Spirit gives life;6 the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirita 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 known7 from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.8

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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."9

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              66 From this time many of his disciples10 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.11

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                  68 Simon Peter answered him,12 "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.13

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                  69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."14

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