(From JOHN #15 - 6:41-71)
2. 6:41-51 BENEFITS OF TRUE BREAD - ETERNAL LIFE
a. 6:41 MURMURING OF THE CROWD
E-GOGgu-zon  oun hoi IouDAIoi peRI auTOU, HOti EIpen,
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said,
E-GOei-mi ho ARtos ho ka-taBAS ek tou ou-raNOU.
I am the bread which came down out of :heaven.
b. 6:42 HIS ORIGINS STUMBLE THEM
kai Ele-gon, OuCHI HOU-TOS es-tin IeSOUS, ho huiOS IoSEPH,
And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph,
hou heMEIS OIda-men ton paTEra kai ten meTEra?
whose :father and :mother WE know?
pos nun LEgei [HOti] Ek tou ou-raNOU ka-taBEbe-ka ?
how does he say now [that] I am come down out of :heaven?
c. 6:43 Jesus answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves.
a-peKRItheIeSOUS kai EIpen auTOIS, megogGU-ze-te met' alLElon.
d. 6:44 MAN'S INABILITY TO COME TO CHRIST
ouDEIS DUna-tai elTHEIN PROS me, eAN me ho paTER ho PEMpsas me helKUse :
No one can come unto me, except the Father that sent me draw him:
ka' 'GO a-naSTEso  auTON en te esCHAte  heMEra.
and I will raise him up in the last day.
e. 6:45a It is written in the prophets, And all shall be taught of God.
EStin ge-gramMEnon en tois proPHEtais, Kai Eson-tai PANtes di-dakTOI TheOU.
f. 6:45b Every one that has heard from the Father, and has learned, comes unto me.
pas ho aKOUsas paRA tou paTROS, kai maTHON , ERche-tai pros eME.
g. 6:46 YET - ONLY THE SON HAS SEEN THE FATHER
ouch HOti ton paTEra heOraKEN tis,
Not that any one has seen the Father,
ei me ho on paRA tou TheOU, HOUtos heOra-ken ton paTEra.
save he that is from :God, HE has seen the Father.
h. 6:47 Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who believes has eternal life.
aMEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN, ho piSTEUon Echei zo-En aiOni-on.
i. 6:48 I am the bread of :life. eGOei-mi ho ARtos tes zo-ES.
j. 6:49 Your :fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died.
hoi paTEres huMON Epha-gon en teeREmoto MANna , kai aPEtha-non .
k. 6:50 JESUS IS THE TRUE BREAD
HOU-TOS es-tin ho ARtos ho ek tou ou-raNOU ka-taBAInon,
This is the bread which comes down out of :heaven,
HIna tis ex auTOU PHAge , kai me a-poTHAne.
that one eat of it, and not die.
l. 6:51 TRUE BREAD AND CHRIST'S FLESH ARE ONE
eGO ei-mi ho ARtos ho zon ho ek tou ou-raNOU ka-taBAS:
I am the living :bread which came down out of :heaven:
eAN tis PHAge ek TOUtou tou ARtou, ZEsei  ei ton aiOna:
if any eat of :this :bread, he shall live for ever:
kai ho ARtos de hon eGO DOso he SARX  mou esTIN, huPER tes tou KOSmou zo-ES.
yes and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
3. 6:52-59 ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OF JESUS' FLESH AND BLOOD
a. 6:52 THE PEOPLE YET MORE CONFUSED
E-MAchon-to  oun pros alLElous hoi IouDAIoi, LEgon-tes,
The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying,
Pos DUna-tai HOUtos huMIN DOUnai ten SARka auTOU phaGEIN?
How can this mangive us his :flesh to eat?
b. 6:53 JESUS CLARIFIES YET MORE HIS CHALLENGE
EIpen oun auTOIS ho IeSOUS, A-MEN, aMEN, LEgo huMIN,
:Jesus therefore said to them, Amen, Amen, I say unto you,
eAN me PHAgete ten SARka tou huiOU tou anTHROpou kai PIete  auTOU to HAIma ,
Except you eat the flesh of the Son of :man and drink his :blood,
ouk Eche-te zo-EN en he-auTOIS.
you have not life in yourselves.
c. 6:54 RESURRECTION - RESULT OF FEEDING ON THE MERITS OF CALVARY
ho TROgon  mou ten SARka kai PInon mou to HAIma Echei zo-En aiOni-on;
Who feeds on my :flesh and drinks my :blood has eternal life;
ka' 'GO a-naSTEso  auTON te esCHAte heMEra.
and I will raise him up at the last day.
d. 6:55 For my :flesh is true meat, and my :blood is true drink.
hegar SARX mou a-leTHES es-ti BROsis , kai to HAI-MA mou a-leTHES es-ti POsis .
e. 6:56 Who feeds on my :flesh and drinks my :blood abides in me, and I in him.
ho TROgon mou ten SARka kai PInon mou to HAIma en eMOI MEnei , ka' 'GO en auTO.
f. 6:57 AN ANALOGY OF TWO TYPES OF LIVING
kaTHOS aPEsteiLEN me ho zon paTER, ka' 'GO zo diA ton paTEra;
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father;
kai ho TROgon  me, ka' 'KEInos ZEsei di' eME.
so who feeds on me, HE also shall live because of me.
g. 6:58 CONTRAST BETWEEN CHRIST AS BREAD - AND MANNA
HOU-TOS es-tin ho ARtos ho ex ou-raNOU ka-taBAS:
This is the bread which came down out of :heaven:
ou kaTHOS Epha-gon hoi paTEres, kai aPEtha-non; ho TROgon TOUton ton ARton ZEsei eis ton aiOna.
not as the fathers ate, and died; he that feeds on this :bread shall live for ever.
h. 6:59 These thingssaid he in a synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
TAUta EIpen en su-na-goGE, diDAskon en Ka-pharNAoum.
a. 6:60 THE GOSPEL: A GROUND OF OFFENSE
PolLOI oun aKOUsan-tes ek ton ma-theTON auTOU, EIpan,
Many therefore of his :disciples, when they heard this, said,
SkleROS  es-tin ho LOgos HOUtos: tis DUna-tai auTOU aKOUein?
This :saying is hard: who can hear it?
b. 6:61 EVEN JESUS' DISCIPLES STUMBLED
eiDOS de ho IeSOUS en he-auTO HOti gogGUzou-sin  peRI TOUtou
But :Jesus knowing in himself that his :disciples murmured
hoi ma-theTAI auTOU EIpen auTOIS, TOUto huMAS skan-daLIzei ?
at this said to them, Does this stumble you?
c. 6:62 Whatthen if you should see the Son of :man ascending where he was before?
eAN oun the-oREte ton huiON tou anTHROpou a-naBAInon-ta hoPOU en to PROte-ron ?
d. 6:63 THE TRUE NATURE OF JESUS' WORDS
to PNEU-MA es-tin to zo-o-poiOUN ; he sarx ouk o-pheLEI  ouDEN:
It is the Spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing:
ta 'REma-ta  ha eGO leLAle-ka huMIN PNEU-MA  es-tin, kai zo-E  es-tin.
the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.
e. 6:64a But thereare some of you that believenot.
alLA EIsin ex huMON ti-nes hoi ou piSTEUou-sin.
f. 6:64b JESUS' FOREKNOWLEDGE OF JUDAS
Edei gar ex arCHES ho IeSOUS TInes eiSIN hoi mepiSTEUon-tes,
For :Jesus knew from thebeginning who they were that believed not,
kai TIS es-tin ho pa-raDOson  auTON.
and who it was that should deliver him up.
g. 6:65 SALVATION IS OF THE INITIATING FATHER
kai Ele-gen, DiA TOUto EIre-ka huMIN, HOti ouDEIS DUna-tai elTHEIN PROS me,
And he said, For this causehave I said to you, that no one can come unto me,
eAN me e de-doMEnon  auTO ek tou paTROS.
except it be given unto him of the Father.
5. 6:66-71 BASIS OF ABIDING IN JESUS
a. 6:66 RESULT OF THE ABOVE CHALLENGE
Ek TOUtou polLOI ek ton ma-theTON auTOU aPELthon  eis ta oPIso,
Upon this many of his :disciples went :back,
kai ouKEti met' auTOU pe-ri-ePAtoun.
and walked no more with him.
b. 6:67 :Jesus said therefore to the twelve, Would you also go away?
EIpen oun ho IeSOUS tois DOde-ka, Mekai huMEIS THEle-te huPAgein?
c. 6:68 PETER'S RESPONSE
a-peKRIthe auTO SImon PEtros, KUri-e, pros TIna a-pe-leuSOme-tha?
Simon Peter answered him, Lord, unto whom shall we go?
'REma-ta  zo-ES  ai-oNIou  Echeis.
you have thewords of eternal life.
d. 6:69 And WE have believed and know that YOU are the Holy One of :God.
kai heMEIS pe-piSTEUka-men kai egNOka-men HOti su ei ho HAgi-os tou TheOU.
e. 6:70 ONE OF THE APOSTLES A DEVIL
a-peKRIthe auTOIS ho IeSOUS, Ouk eGO huMAS tous DOde-ka e-xe-leXAmen ,
:Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve,
kai ex huMON heis diAboLOS  es-tin?
and one of you is a devil?
f. 6:71 JUDAS UNMASKED
Ele-gen de ton IOUdan SImo-nos 'Is-ka-riOtou,
Now he spoke of :Judas sonof Simon Iscariot,
HOUtos gar Emel-len pa-ra-diDOnai  auTON, heis ek ton DOde-ka.
for he it was that should deliver him up, one of the twelve.
NOTE: This passage of John 6:41-71, is perhaps one of the most controversial of all of Jesus' teachings. The very fact that Moses in his Levitical teaching from God, forbade the drinking of blood, would pose a problem for Jews. But of course, like in dreams and visions, Jesus is here speaking metaphorically, not literally. Just as we are notto take dreams literally, but symbolically; so we are to see that Jesus is here speaking of feeding on His Word, and drinking of His Spirit. By all means make a life-time investment in the purchase of “Dreams - The Divinity Code” - 'The Keys to Decoding your Dreams and Visions' by Adrian Beale and Adam F. Thompson. It has been called “The Ultimate Bible-based dream interpretation guide,” and can be purchased through <www.thedivinitycode.org>.
Recently these two Australian brothers visited the United States, and will be retuning in November, as well as to Canada. One friend of mine has made good use of “The MetaphorDictionary” - perhaps the key portion of this text, and is now satisfactorily interpreting her own dreams, plus those of her friends. We can cease to depend on others to interpret our dreams, and go to God directly for solving His messages to us. Up till now the majority of texts on dream interpretation have been based on Karl Jung, and his esoteric and occult background. I ceased teaching for a time on dream interpretation, because I could not obtain a text that was clearly Bible-based. The beautiful thing is this - God has given His Bible in a mode like dreams - it comes mostly in the form of metaphors and symbols. See the dreams Joseph and Daniel interpreted . See the Book of Daniel and Revelation. But the parables of Jesus are also in this mode - not to be received literally - but by the Spirit understood symbolically and metaphorically.
This portion of John requires us to understand how God seeks to communicate with us. So - both the Bible and our dreams - are gifts from God, that if properly understood and interpreted, bring us into a living and intimate relationship with Him! What a challenge! What an opportunity! What a privilege!
Now let us go back to John 6:41-71 and apply these insights. We will be blessed by the enlightenment that will come to us. And through this Australian dream book, not only our dreams, but the Scriptures themselves will open up to us in a new and living way.
One further thought - Consider the above 4 subdivisions with their sentences, which are set forth by Bible Numerics. I have summarized each sentence, gathering up their summaries into subdivisions, paragraphs, sections and books. My summaries are notinspired like the Greek text, and Panin's English translation. Therefore I have left a space about them, so that you may replace mine with yours, should you deem yours better. No other NT translation has the above feature. It is unique to the discovery of Bible Numerics by Dr. Ivan Panin in 1890.