The Free Offer of Mercy

55 “Ho! Every one who (A)thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have (B)no [a]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy (C)wine and milk
(D)Without money and without cost.
“Why do you [b]spend money for what is (E)not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and (F)eat what is good,
And (G)delight yourself in abundance.

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  1. Isaiah 55:1 Lit silver
  2. Isaiah 55:2 Lit weigh out silver

14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him (A)shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to (B)eternal life.”

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48 (A)I am the bread of life. 49 (B)Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread which (C)comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and (D)not die. 51 (E)I am the living bread that (F)came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, (G)he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give (H)for the life of the world is (I)My flesh.”

52 (J)Then the Jews (K)began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of (L)the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will (M)raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood (N)abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the (O)living Father (P)sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which (Q)came down out of heaven; not as (R)the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread (S)will live forever.”

Words to the Disciples

59 These things He said (T)in the synagogue as He taught (U)in Capernaum.

60 Therefore many of His (V)disciples, when they heard this said, “(W)This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, (X)conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this (Y)cause you to stumble? 62 What then if you see (Z)the Son of Man (AA)ascending to where He was before? 63 (AB)It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; (AC)the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 64 But there are (AD)some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus (AE)knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and (AF)who it was that would [a]betray Him. 65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have (AG)said to you, that no one can come to Me unless (AH)it has been granted him from the Father.”

Peter’s Confession of Faith

66 As a result of this many of His (AI)disciples (AJ)withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. 67 So Jesus said to (AK)the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” 68 (AL)Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have (AM)words of eternal life. 69 We have believed and have come to know that You are (AN)the Holy One of God.” 70 Jesus answered them, (AO)Did I Myself not choose you, (AP)the twelve, and yet one of you is (AQ)a devil?” 71 Now He meant Judas (AR)the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, (AS)one of (AT)the twelve, [b]was going to betray Him.

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  1. John 6:64 Or hand Him over
  2. John 6:71 Or was intending to

37 Now on (A)the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, [a](B)If anyone is thirsty, [b]let him come to Me and drink.

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  1. John 7:37 Vv 37-38 may also be read: If anyone is thirsty,...let him come..., he who believes in me as...
  2. John 7:37 Or let him keep coming to Me and let him keep drinking

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