Bible: John 6:51-66

6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread 1  that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

6:52 Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus 2  began to argue with one another, 3 How can this man 4  give us his flesh to eat? 6:53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 5  unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, 6  you have no life 7  in yourselves. 6:54 The one who eats 8  my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 9  6:55 For my flesh is true 10  food, and my blood is true 11  drink. 6:56 The one who eats 12  my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him. 13  6:57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes 14  me will live because of me. 6:58 This 15  is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors 16  ate, but then later died. 17  The one who eats 18  this bread will live forever.”

Many Followers Depart

6:59 Jesus 19  said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue 20  in Capernaum. 21  6:60 Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, 22  said, “This is a difficult 23  saying! 24  Who can understand it? 25  6:61 When Jesus was aware 26  that his disciples were complaining 27  about this, he said to them, “Does this cause you to be offended? 28  6:62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? 29  6:63 The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! 30  The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 31  6:64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus had already known from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 32  6:65 So Jesus added, 33 Because of this I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has allowed him to come.” 34 

Peter’s Confession

6:66 After this many of his disciples quit following him 35  and did not accompany him 36  any longer.

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