John 6:63

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the wordes that I speake vnto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life.
- Basic English Bible

It is the Spirit which quickens, the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life.
- Darby Bible

It is the spirit that reviveth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
- Webster's Bible

It is the spirit which gives Life. The flesh confers no benefit whatever. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are Life.
- Weymouth Bible

It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye seen mannus sone stiynge, where he was bifor?
- Wycliffe Bible

the spirit it is that is giving life; the flesh doth not profit anything; the sayings that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:63


6:63 It is the Spirit - The spiritual meaning of these words, by which God giveth life. The flesh - The bare, carnal, literal meaning, profiteth nothing. The words which I have spoken, they are spirit - Are to be taken in a spiritual sense and, when they are so understood, they are life - That is, a means of spiritual life to the hearers.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:63


Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth. We may paraphrase this verse thus: I shall ascend to heaven so that my body cannot be literally eaten; the flesh literally profits nothing. It is the spirit that makes alive. The spirits of men must feed upon me by faith, that they may be made alive. My words are spirit and life. He who feeds upon them will be made alive.

Discussion for John 6

  • BSP
    Even when others left following Jesus, Peter and the other apostles remained because they were loyal.
  • Word
    there is only One God and He came Immanuel meaning God with us. He was the Creator of all things. The Word Christ was flesh and lived amoung us. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. I AM That I AM. It means I can be anything I want to be and do anything I want to do. And Father wouldn't ask us to do something that He wouldn't do Himself. God came to show us how to get it done!
  • Gennie Winters
    Do you no what God will is in your life? Because your life is not your on. It all about doing the will of God. If we do God's will, our life will fall in place and God will be pleased with us and he will bless us because we are doing his will and we're not in our own will.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God he who believes and obey his words will have life in abundance. John 3:16 For God so love love world that he gave his only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whoever believes in him shall never die but have an everlasting life. Amen
  • Wilson banda
    these are words of encouragement.they help us to have strong faith to the lord.Amen
  • Judy harrington
    I believe this verse in spirit , soul and body. I have gone through a lot in my life with my son so this verse in the Bible has helped me in every way. And you're right the key is to believe.

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