New King James Version
48 (A)I am the bread of life. 49 (B)Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 (C)This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread (D)which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and (E)the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
52 The Jews therefore (F)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, unless (G)you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 (H)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 [a]food indeed, and My blood is [b]drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood (I)abides 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 (J)This is the bread which came down from heaven—not (K)as 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
61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples [d]complained about this, He said to them, “Does this [e]offend you? 62 (M)What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 (N)It is the Spirit who gives life; the (O)flesh profits nothing. The (P)words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But (Q)there are some of you who do not believe.” For (R)Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, “Therefore (S)I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
70 Jesus answered them, (W)“Did I not choose you, the twelve, (X)and one of you is a devil?” 71 He spoke of (Y)Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would (Z)betray Him, being one of the twelve.Read full chapter
Authorized (King James) Version
48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.Read full chapter