John 6:60

“Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying, who can heare it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard {this} said, "This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Many therefore of his disciples, when the heard `this', said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, hearing this, a number of his disciples said, This is a hard saying; who is able to take in such teaching?
- Basic English Bible

Many therefore of his disciples having heard [it] said, This word is hard; who can hear it?
- Darby Bible

Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
- Webster's Bible

Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is hard to accept. Who can listen to such teaching?"
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore many of his disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying! Who can listen to it?"
- World English Bible

He seide these thingis in the synagoge, techynge in Cafarnaum.
- Wycliffe Bible

many, therefore, of his disciples having heard, said, `This word is hard; who is able to hear it?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 6:60


6:60 This is a hard saying - Hard to the children of the world, but sweet to the children of God. Scarce ever did our Lord speak more sublimely, even to the apostles in private. Who can hear - Endure it?


People's Bible Notes for John 6:60


Joh 6:60 This is an hard saying. About eating and drinking his flesh and blood. They could not comprehend.

Discussion for John 6

  • Charley
    Jesus Christ
    Is God manifested in the flesh
    John 8-58 before Abraham I am
    He is the I am john 1 in the beginning was the word and the word was with God .john 20
    The account of doubting thomas
    In the upper room Jesus puts
    His nailed scarred hands to him
    And he responds my lord and my God .i beg you on this message
    Board Jesus is God virgin born
    Emmanuel God with us.
  • A disciple
    Lea Tanner; You misread the Scripture, nor understand how precious is our redemption! Jesus is God manifest in the flesh; or no one can be saved! "If you be willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land." You have to have a good and honest heart to receive the Word in a way that it will sprout and grow up and bring forth fruit unto God. Questioning and debating will keep you in darkness.
  • Lea Tanner
    John 6:38 is proof positive that God Almighty and Jesus Christ are two separate entities - the Father and the Son. God did not come to earth and become Jesus. God put his spirit into Jesus. Additional scripture tells us Jesus was the "express image" of God.
  • A disciple
    "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." John 6:38 Jesus came down from heaven to be born of a woman. This was to give His life for a ransom to save us from our sins. The whole reason for man being let go with his life, and therefore all our species being allowed to multiply and fill up the earth is because Jesus was to come and save us from our sins. This tells us that the present world we live in is only an evil necessity until all of God's children have been born into the world, and the entire Congregation of the saved is completely filled up. We are not given life to please ourselves, but God our Maker and our Saviour. All this that we now see is about to be taken away and only those who trust in the Lord will be left, and all whose names are in the Lamb's book of life.
  • Lilian
    I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN NOT TO DO MY OWN WILL BUT THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO HAVE SENT ME. JESUS HIMSELF IS THE WORD OF GOD HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE FOR JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE. HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS. PRAISE YOU JESUS AND WILL WORSHIP YOU FOREVER AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THE MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU **** FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED****

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