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

New Living Translation
Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?”

English Standard Version
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”

Berean Study Bible
On hearing it, many of His disciples said, “This is a difficult teaching. Who can accept it?”

New American Standard Bible
So then many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This statement is very unpleasant; who can listen to it?”

NASB 1995
Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, "This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?"

NASB 1977
Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”

Amplified Bible
When many of His disciples heard this, they said, “This is a difficult and harsh and offensive statement. Who can [be expected to] listen to it?”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, when many of his disciples heard this, they said, “This teaching is hard. Who can accept it? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, when many of His disciples heard this, they said, "This teaching is hard! Who can accept it?"

Contemporary English Version
Many of Jesus' disciples heard him and said, "This is too hard for anyone to understand."

Good News Translation
Many of his followers heard this and said, "This teaching is too hard. Who can listen to it?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When many of Jesus' disciples heard him, they said, "What he says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to him anymore?"

International Standard Version
When many of his disciples heard this, they said, "This is a difficult statement. Who can accept it?"

NET Bible
Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, said, "This is a difficult saying! Who can understand it?"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

New King James Version
Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”

King James 2000 Bible
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

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

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

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

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

A Faithful Version
Therefore, after hearing these words, many of His disciples said, "This is a hard saying. Who is able to hear it?"

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

English Revised Version
Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Many therefore of his disciples (when they heard this) sayde, This is an hard saying: who can heare it?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Many therfore of his disciples, when they had hearde this, saide: This is an harde saying, who can abyde the hearyng of it?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Many now of his disciples that herde this, sayde: This is an harde sayenge, who maye abyde the hearynge of it?

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Many of his disciples when they had herde this sayde: this is an herde sayinge: who can abyde the hearinge of it?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
many, therefore, of His disciples having heard, said, “This word is hard; who is able to hear it?”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore many of His disciples having heard, said, "This word is difficult; who is able to hear it?"

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

Smith's Literal Translation
Then many of his disciples, having heard, said, This is a hard word; who can hear it.

Literal Emphasis Translation
Many then of his disciples having heard said, This word is difficult; who is able to hear it?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it?

Catholic Public Domain Version
Therefore, many of his disciples, upon hearing this, said: “This saying is difficult,” and, “Who is able to listen to it?”

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And many of his disciples who heard were saying, “This saying is hard. Who is able to hear it?”

Lamsa Bible
Many of his disciples who heard it said, This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
Therefore, many of his disciples, when they heard him, said: This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

Godbey New Testament
Then many of His disciples, hearing, said, This is a hard sermon; who is able to hear it?

Haweis New Testament
Many therefore of his disciples, who heard him, said, Difficult is this discourse, who is able to fathom it?

Mace New Testament
when many of his disciples, who heard him, said, this is strange doctrine, who can hear it?

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

Worrell New Testament
Many, therefore, of His disciples, having heard this, said, "This is a hard saying! Who can hear it?"

Worsley New Testament
Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard Him, said, This discourse is hard to be understood, who can take it in?








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