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

  • A disciple
    Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Its a small thing to be corrected; but it is selfishness that CANNOT be corrected. Sadly, we live in a time that is flooded with the evil spirit of "love of self;" that makes the good and clean and normal to appear strange and offensive. We are given the Word and His Spirit to know better as His children.
  • Ray321
    John 6:20 But he saith unto them, It is I be not afraid. Thank you Lord for being there with me when my enemies wants to take me down.
  • Donald
    What I love about the verse when Peter said to whom shall we Lord ,there is no other one to go to for the spiritual strength we need. Peter said thou hath the words of life
  • Steve morrow
    BRUCE --- 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 ***MATTHEW 10:19 BUT WHEN THEY DELIVER YOU UP TAKE NO THOUGHT HOW OR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK FOR IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU IN THAT SAME HOUR WHAT YOU SHALL SPEAK 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT -- OF YOUR FATHER -- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU
  • Cathryn
    I really loue the fact that the Authorized KING JAMES BIBLE OF 1611 is still available for us who really do appreciate the words of the One and only true Liuing God,Yeshua HaMashiach. and this version is the only version that I trvst and I especially like the fact that the spelling is different, due to the Archaic words the spelling. why continue being like every1 else wen it comes to the spelling of words : start thinking outside the box . I have found my new writing and spelling method : thank you to the creators of this very great website. I loue you all.
  • LadyA
    Each and every day of my life, I will forever seek the bread of life. God the father through his son Jesus Christ. For he has changed my whole life!

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