43 Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop complaining among yourselves.44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘And they shall all betaught of God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father.47 Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who believes has eternal life.48 I am the bread of life.49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.50 This is the bread that comes down out of heaven, so that anyone may eat from it and not die.51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats from this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I will give for the life of the world also is My flesh.”
52 Then the Jews 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 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 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 remains in Me, and I in him.57 Just as the living Father 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 came down out of heaven, not as the fathers ate and died; the one who eats this bread will live forever.”
Words to the Disciples
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60 So then many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This statement is very[a]unpleasant; who can listen to it?”61 But Jesus, aware that His disciples were complaining about this, said to them, “Is this [b]offensive to you?62 What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh provides no benefit; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was who would [c]betray Him.65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father.”
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