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

  • Steve morrow
    john 6:44 NO MAN CAN COME TO ME EXCEPT THE FATHER --- WHICH HATH SENT ME --- DRAW HIM AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY JOHN 17:21THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE AS THOU FATHER ART IN ME AND I IN THEE THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT THOU HAST --- SENT ME ---MAT 24:36 BUT OFTHAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN NO NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN BUT MY FATHER ONLY
  • Bruce
    Steph: Christ is the bread of Life and the bread is the Word of God. Feed on his word daily. Have you been called? John6:44, forgiving 1John1:9 Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire, Matthew3:11. You will know. Impossible not to know! 2Corinthians5:17.Tell others what He has done in your life. The more you read his word and tell others the more you receive. That's what being shown here verse 13
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:54 WHOSO EATETH MY FLESH AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD HATH ETERNAL LIFE AND WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY 6:68 THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE 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
  • Stephanie
    First read John 6:51. Pondering thought and question. I eat bread like it's going out of style. But I look at it as if I am eating with Jesus (Bread is symbolic of his body that was broken for us). If I were to fast (stop/reduce) eating bread, would/could my faith/soul diminish/parish or grow stronger?
  • Anne
    This chapter reminds us that whatever we give to the Lord, He will multiply it. The twelve baskets of leftovers/crumbs are indicative that when he multiplies that which is given, we receive more that enough. His blessings overflows.
  • 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 .

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