John 6:60
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New International Version
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
many, therefore, of his disciples having heard, said, 'This word is hard; who is able to hear it?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Many therefore of his disciples - So it appears that he had many more than the twelve, who constantly accompanied him.

This is a hard saying; who can hear it? - Who can digest such doctrine as this? It is intolerable: it is impracticable. There is a similar saving in Euripides, to the σκληρος λογος of the evangelist. Ποτερα θελεις σοι μαλθακα ψευδη λεγω, η σκληρ' αληθη, φραζε; Tell me whether thou wouldst that I should speak unto thee, a Soft Lie, or the Harsh Truth? The wicked word of a lying world is in general better received than the holy word of the God of truth!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

of his.

John 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

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

This.

John 6:41,42 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven...

John 8:43 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood...

Library
May 9 Evening
It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 21 Morning
Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--JOHN 6:37. It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.--I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.--I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22. "This is that Bread which came Down from Heaven" (John vi. 58).
"This is that bread which came down from heaven" (John vi. 58). We had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead; who delivereth us from so great a death, who doth deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us. This was the supernatural secret of Paul's life; he drew continually in his body from the strength of Christ, his Risen Head. The body which rose from Joseph's tomb was to him a physical reality and the inexhaustible
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Fourth Miracle in John's Gospel
And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.'--JOHN vi. 11. This narrative of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand is introduced into John's Gospel with singular abruptness. We read in the first verse of the chapter: 'After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee,' i.e. from the western to the eastern side. But the Evangelist does not tell
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
John 2:2
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 5:25
Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

John 6:52
Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"

John 6:64
Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.

John 6:66
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

John 7:3
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.

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