Many Disciples Turn Away

60 (A)Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a [a]hard saying; who can understand it?”

61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples [b]complained about this, He said to them, “Does this [c]offend you? 62 (B)What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 (C)It is the Spirit who gives life; the (D)flesh profits nothing. The (E)words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But (F)there are some of you who do not believe.” For (G)Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, “Therefore (H)I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”

66 (I)From that time many of His disciples went [d]back and walked with Him no more.

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Footnotes

  1. John 6:60 difficult
  2. John 6:61 grumbled
  3. John 6:61 make you stumble
  4. John 6:66 Or away; lit. to the back