John 6:61

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

John 6:61 in Other Translations

KJV
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them,Doth this offend you?
ESV
61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, "Do you take offense at this?
NLT
61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you?
MSG
61 Jesus sensed that his disciples were having a hard time with this and said, "Does this throw you completely?
CSB
61 Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were complaining about this, asked them, "Does this offend you?

John 6:61 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:61

When Jesus knew in himself
And of himself, without any intelligence from others, or hearing what was said, being the omniscient God:

that his disciples murmured at it;
at the doctrine he had delivered, looking upon it as absurd, incredible, and contrary to sense and reason:

he said unto them, does this offend you?
or trouble you? cannot you get over this? cannot you understand it? or account for it? if not, how will you be able to digest some other things, or reconcile them to your minds, which are less known, and more unexpected, and will appear at first sight more surprising?

John 6:61 In-Context

59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you?
62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 13:57; Matthew 11:6