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

  • Shirley
    Amen!!Amen!!
    Nobody but the Lord and put your faith and trust in Him. All things are possible according to His will and purpose for our lives. My biggest problem is letting go and give it all to Him the only one that know everything about us the good and bad. On this day I am letting go for I know you will never leave me or forsake me. I pray for your grace and mercy .
  • Bjorn White
    He is speaking to His people exclusively, the sheep he came to rescue, the wheat in the parable of the wheat
  • Donna Wilkins
    "Whom shall we go" is a great question. Indeed, who but Christ offers us forgiveness of sin, eternal life, the hope of resurrection, and to raise us up to eternal perfection? As we seek Him, strive to keep His commandments and follow in His foot steps, repenting when needed, and serve Him and our fellowman He will save us in the end.
  • Donna Wilkins
    I love the words all, whom soever, everyone as our Savior extends His invitations for all to come unto Him and partake of His Salvation and Grace. His love is the miracle of the eternities, and His abiding love is all inclusive and for Him to be fair and a Just God, it could not be otherwise. Thanks be to God.
  • Tilda
    Wow,glory to Jesus in this verse i see that by coming to Jesus and believing in Jesus you have all the ingredients for both eternal and physical life.Think of the components of bread,flour,teast,water,sugar,salt,etc,all these spiritually by accepting Jesus Christ you will have them to help you grow spiritually,water is there so with him no thirsty.I see that Jesus is everything to our lives.GLORY BE TO JESUS
  • Fabian
    The apostle John; the beloved apostle and last of the apostle to die, was a man who by his writings and inspiration of The Holy Spirit wrote the essence and true nature of Jesus as the Son of God and the only way to man's salvation. If you believe in Him, you will be saved.

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