John 6:63

“It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the wordes that I speake vnto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Sally
    John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? This devil is a person, who steals and who will betray the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Betty Weaver
    John 6:44-45.God DRAWS His children to HIM.If you believe Me ,Obey Me,Love Me you will have Everlasting Life
  • Teri
    1 cor 13 for now we see through a glass darkly, one day we will see clearly and begin to understand..
  • Obbie Beal
    1-71 above, we again see Jesus is focused on preparing the 'WAY' for you and I to secure
    Eternal-Life through HIM.
  • Sally
    It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
  • Foxy what does it have to do with this
    jesus was tell what is true. and we had better believe it true .that he came from heaven.and is god son . that is the differ in us. he what us to be like him. he give us our faith to live by. and our love to live by and our hope. in jesus

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