JOHN 6:51

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

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John 6:51 Translation & Meaning

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I ἐγώ I, me I
am εἰμι I exist (used only when emphatic) am
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
living ζῶν To live (literally or figuratively) living
bread ἄρτος Bread (as raised) or a loaf bread
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
came down καταβάς· To descend (literally or figuratively) came down
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
heaven: οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
if ἐάν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
eat φάγῃ To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) this
bread, ἄρτου Bread (as raised) or a loaf bread
he shall live ζήσεται To live (literally or figuratively) live
for εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases for
ever: αἰῶνα Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) ever
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
bread ἄρτος Bread (as raised) or a loaf bread
that ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that that
I ἐγὼ I, me I
will give δώσω To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) give
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
my μού Of me my
flesh, σάρξ Flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e., (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such) flesh
which ἣν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
I ἐγώ I, me I
will give δώσω, To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) give
for ὑπὲρ "over", i.e., (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than for
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
life ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) life
of the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of the
world. κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world

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  • 49  Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

  • 50  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

  • 51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

  • 52  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

  • 53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.




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