John 6:67

67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

John 6:67 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve,Will ye also go away?
English Standard Version (ESV)
67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, "Do you want to go away as well?"
New Living Translation (NLT)
67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”
The Message Bible (MSG)
67 Then Jesus gave the Twelve their chance: "Do you also want to leave?"
American Standard Version (ASV)
67 Jesus said therefore unto the twelve, Would ye also go away?
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
67 So Jesus asked the twelve apostles, "Do you want to leave me too?"
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
67 Therefore Jesus said to the Twelve, "You don't want to go away too, do you?"
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
67 "You don't want to leave also, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.

John 6:67 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:67

Then said Jesus unto the twelve
"To his own twelve", as the Persic version reads; that is, to his twelve apostles, whom he had chosen to that office: Christ takes no notice of those that went away from him, he showed no concern about them; he knew what they were, that the truth of grace was not in them, and that they did not belong to him, and therefore was not uneasy about their departure; but turns himself to his apostles, whom he dearly loved, and in a very tender manner thus said to them,

will ye also go away?
this he said, not as ignorant of what they were, or of what they would do in this case; he knew full well their faith in him, their love to him, and esteem of him, and close attachment to him, at least in eleven of then; nor did he say this, as having any fears or jealousies concerning them, by observing any thing in their countenances or gestures, which looked like a departure from him; but it was said out of a tender regard and strong affection for them: and it is as if he should have said, as for these men that have walked with me for some time, and have now turned their backs upon me, it gives me no concern; but should you, my dear friends and companions, go also, it would give me, as man, real pain and great uneasiness: or he might say this to show, that as they were not pressed into his service, but willingly followed him, and became his disciples, being made a willing people by him, in the day of his power on them; so they willingly continued with him, and abode by him; as also to strengthen their faith in him, and cause them the more to cleave to him, with full purpose of heart, when others left him; as well as to draw out from them expressions of their regard for him, and faith in him, which end was answered.

John 6:67 In-Context

65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

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