John 6:53

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iesus sayd vnto them, Uerely, verely I say vnto you, Except yee eate the flesh of the sonne of man, and drinke his blood, yee haue no life in you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, If you do not take the flesh of the Son of man for food, and if you do not take his blood for drink, you have no life in you.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Unless ye shall have eaten the flesh of the Son of man, and drunk his blood, ye have no life in yourselves.
- Darby Bible

Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you, said Jesus, "that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no Life in you.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves.
- World English Bible

Therfor the Jewis chidden togidere, and seiden, Hou may this yyue to vs his fleisch to ete?
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus, therefore, said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, If ye may not eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and may not drink his blood, ye have no life in yourselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:53


6:53 Unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of man - Spiritually: unless ye draw continual virtue from him by faith. Eating his flesh is only another expression for believing.


People's Bible Notes for John 6:53


Joh 6:53 Except ye eat of the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood. Appropriate these by faith. Whosoever by faith trusts in the death of Christ and is "baptized into his death" (Ro 6:3), spiritually partakes of the body and blood of Christ. So does he also who eats in loving remembrance of him the emblems that represent his body and blood. Joh 6:63 shows that his words must be taken in a spiritual rather than a literal sense.

Discussion for John 6:53

  • Edel Sayo for verse 53
    Eat My flesh: the Word becomes flesh dwelt among us.Jesus dwelt among us.He came here on earth shared His life,His sufferings.Then,we, too suffers here on earth overcomes as Jesus did.The Word is truth so we eat ingest His truth as our spiritual food. Drink My blood:Life is in the blood.He shed His blood to give us life.We,too,should shed our blood to give life to many.We sacrifice to the point of losing our life,if it calls for it.
  • Raymond for verse 53
    We must believe what Jesus has spoken. At the last supper, he hands his disciples bread and wine, and after praying over them, says "This is my Body, " and "This is my Blood. " Here in John Chapter six, Jesus says, "Unless you eat my body and drink my blood, you have no life within you. " When we gather to celebrate, the bread and wine offered on the Altar become for us, the Glorified Body and Blood of Christ for us to eat and drink and be nourished, and to be transformed. We are then invited to become the Body of Christ to others.
  • I think of John Book 1 where we read that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory, that of the only begotten of the father full of Truth and grace, so here we must eat this flesh, or fully believe in the Word which is God, and drink His blood, the blood that is the light that lighteth every man that comes into the world. The light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not. The blood of god is that light, we bring these words together in a deep place in ourselves Jesus inhabits these mysterious connections, no to abandon them, as more and more they reveal his love meant for us.
  • D.Gorecke for verse 53
    Protestants do not have this kind of teaching they are thinking worldly flesh There is nothing unclean about the Lord s flesh and blood because He is God For my flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink indeed Remember He is pure undefiled He is God in the flesh When our Lord says Verily Verily he is saying Truly Truly Believing in Him is believing in His word Every spoken word This is Faith belief in this Holy Communion is the true test of a christian believer God will ask you what you thought of His son and did you take Him at His word will your answer be All but John chapter 6 it was too much I thought he meant spiritually Thou in me and I in thee Union with the Spirit alive in you Physcially literally spiritually figuratively on this our Lord is very specific and stresses over and over again that UNless you eat gnaw in the Hebrew the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood remember WHO HE IS GOD then you have NO LIFE in you Remember He s alive The True Bread of Life Manna from Heaven Spotless Lamb Undefiled Uncorrupted untouched by the flesh world He is our Holy God come down from Heaven to give us eternal Life in Heaven Don t break His heart again by thinking anything about God as impure This is your faith test HE TRULY TRULY IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS
  • D.Gorecke for verse 53
    Jesus said that the flesh profiteth nothing because some of His disciples were thinking of this world fleshly thoughts re His body and blood But Jesus as God the Son who would soon ascend up to God the Father and be glorified was trying to still convince some of the disgusted disbelieving disciiples who He was He went on to say that it is the Spirit that quickeneth makes alive He is speaking of the Holy Spirit He further clarifies that the words that He speaks ARE SPIRIT and THEY ARE LIFE Those words again are This is MY Body and This is MY BLOOD Believing in the faith that is in Jesus Christ and who He says He is God the Son those spoken words over the bread and wine by faith truly become what Jesus the Son of God said that they are This is Faith believing in the spoken words of Christ Every word

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