41 The Jews then [a]complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.”42 And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, [b]“Do not murmur among yourselves.44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Medraws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.45 It is written in the prophets,‘And they shall all be taught by God.’Therefore everyone who[c]has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.46 Not that anyone has seen the Father,except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.47 Most assuredly, I say to you,he who believes[d]in Me has everlasting life.48 I am the bread of life.49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.51 I am the living breadwhich came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; andthe bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unlessyou eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.55 For My flesh is[e]food indeed, and My blood is[f]drink indeed.56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My bloodabides in Me, and I in him.57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—notas your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
Many Disciples Turn Away
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a [g]hard saying; who can understand it?”
61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples [h]complained about this, He said to them, “Does this[i]offend you?62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?63 It is the Spirit who gives life; theflesh profits nothing. Thewords that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
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