52 (A)Then the Jews (B)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 (C)the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will (D)raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood (E)remains in Me, and I in him. 57 Just as the (F)living Father (G)sent Me, and I live because of the Father, the one who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread that (H)came down out of heaven, not as (I)the fathers ate and died; the one who eats this bread (J)will live forever.”

Words to the Disciples

59 These things He said (K)in the synagogue as He taught (L)in Capernaum.

60 So then many of His (M)disciples, when they heard this, said, “(N)This statement is very [a]unpleasant; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, (O)aware that His disciples were complaining about this, said to them, “Is this [b](P)offensive to you? 62 What then if you see (Q)the Son of Man (R)ascending to where He was before? 63 (S)It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh provides no benefit; (T)the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. 64 But there are (U)some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus (V)knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and (W)who it was who would [c]betray Him. 65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have (X)told you that no one can come to Me unless (Y)it has been granted him from the Father.”

Peter’s Confession of Faith

66 As a result of this many of His (Z)disciples (AA)left, and would no longer walk with Him. 67 So Jesus said to (AB)the twelve, “You do not want to leave also, do you?” 68 (AC)Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have (AD)words of eternal life. 69 And we have already believed and have come to know that You are (AE)the Holy One of God.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 6:60 Or hard
  2. John 6:61 Or shocking
  3. John 6:64 Or hand Him over