John 6:55
New International Version
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

New Living Translation
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

English Standard Version
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

Berean Study Bible
For My flesh is real food, and My blood is real drink.

Berean Literal Bible
For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.

King James Bible
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

New King James Version
For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

New American Standard Bible
For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.

NASB 1995
“For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.

NASB 1977
“For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.

Amplified Bible
For My flesh is true [spiritual] food, and My blood is true [spiritual] drink.

Christian Standard Bible
because my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink.

American Standard Version
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For my body truly is food, and my blood truly is drink.”

Contemporary English Version
My flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.

English Revised Version
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Good News Translation
For my flesh is the real food; my blood is the real drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

International Standard Version
because my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink.

Literal Standard Version
for My flesh is truly food, and My blood is truly drink;

NET Bible
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

New Heart English Bible
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Weymouth New Testament
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

World English Bible
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Young's Literal Translation
for my flesh truly is food, and my blood truly is drink;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus the Bread of Life
54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For My flesh is real food, and My blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him.…

Cross References
John 6:54
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:56
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him.


Treasury of Scripture

For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

meat.

John 6:32
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

John 1:9,47
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…

John 8:31,36
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; …









(55) For my flesh is meat indeed.--Better, for My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. This verse further explains that he who eateth the flesh and drinketh the blood hath eternal life, for he has the true elements of life. It is an answer, too, to the question. How can this Man give us His flesh to eat? (John 6:52.)

Verse 55. - A new justification is given for this great statement: For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. (The two active verbals are adopted, "eating," "drinking;" but βρῶσις and πόσις are used very frequently by the Attic writers for "food" and "drink," as well as for the processes of eating and drinking.) That is, Christ's flesh and blood stand in the same relation to the true life of man that food and drink do to the physical life of earth; and so, unless we duly and fully assimilate Divine humanity, we have no life in us. If we cannot assimilate food, we die. It must become part of our life blood and permeate our system; so "the coming and believing" must mean such an acceptance of the Christ that the love of God penetrates our whole being, "even the joints and marrow of soul and spirit;" unless it does so, we have no life in us. Lange, even here, presses the idea of the flesh and blood of Christ as being true food, seeing that by believing historic contemplation we participate in the "historic form of his manifestation," and by spiritual contemplation and fervent faith we drink in the blood which is the life. The difference between ἀληθής and ἀληθῶς is nearly that between ἀληθής and ἀληθίνος. The former is the antithesis of the merely apparent food; the latter would have meant genuine food answering to the ideal of food. "The true food" is the food for the inner man - food in all reality. The Lord was speaking to them of a unique relation which he sustained to the human race, and which cannot be explained away into some mere euphemism for the blessedness and stimulating character of the gospel message. This is made still more evident by his next words -

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

flesh
σάρξ (sarx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

real
ἀληθής (alēthēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.

food,
βρῶσις (brōsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1035: (a) abstr: eating, (b) food, a meal, (c) rust. From the base of bibrosko; eating; by extension food.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

blood
αἷμά (haima)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

real
ἀληθής (alēthēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.

drink.
πόσις (posis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4213: Drinking, drink, beverage. From the alternate of pino; a drinking, i.e. a draught.


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