Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

It is the spirit that makes alive. The flesh benefits nothing. The sayings that I speak to you are spirit, are life.

New American Standard Bible

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

King James Version

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Holman Bible

The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

International Standard Version

It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life.

American Standard Version

It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life.

Amplified

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life].

An Understandable Version

It is the Holy Spirit who [Note: The Greek word here is "that" instead of "who"] gives life [i.e., understanding the spiritual nature of Jesus' teaching can produce spiritual life]; the flesh is of no value [i.e., understanding Jesus' teaching only in a physical sense makes it worthless]. The words I have spoken to you are [from the] Holy Spirit and [they give] life.

Anderson New Testament

It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life.

Bible in Basic English

The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life.

Common New Testament

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it is the action of the mind that vivifies, that of the body profits nothing: the words that I have delivered to you, spiritually understood, give life.

Darby Translation

It is the Spirit which quickens, the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life.

Godbey New Testament

The Spirit is the One who creates life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and life.

Goodspeed New Testament

The Spirit is what gives life; flesh is of no use at all. The things that I have said to you are spirit and they are life.

John Wesley New Testament

It is the Spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken, they are spirit and they are life.

Julia Smith Translation

It is the spirit making alive; the flesh profits nothing: the words which I speak to you are spirit, and are life.

King James 2000

It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The Spirit is the one who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Modern King James verseion

It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you are spirit and life.

Moffatt New Testament

What gives life is the Spirit: flesh is of no avail at all. The words I have uttered to you are spirit and life.

Montgomery New Testament

"The spirit is what gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words which I have been speaking to you, are spirit and are life.

NET Bible

The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

New Heart English Bible

It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.

Noyes New Testament

It is the spirit which maketh alive; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.

Sawyer New Testament

The Spirit is that which makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

The Emphasized Bible

The spirit, it is, that giveth life, - the flesh, profiteth, nothing: The declarations which, I, have spoken unto you, are, spirit, and, are, life.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

The Spirit is the life-giving power; the flesh contributeth nothing: the declarations which I make to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is the Spirit that gives Life; mere flesh is of no avail. In the teaching that I have been giving you there is Spirit and there is Life.

Webster

It is the spirit that reviveth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Weymouth New Testament

It is the spirit which gives Life. The flesh confers no benefit whatever. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are Life.

Williams New Testament

The Spirit is what gives life; the flesh does not help at all. The truths that I have told you are spirit and life.

World English Bible

It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.

Worrell New Testament

It is the Spirit That giveth life; the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life.

Worsley New Testament

The spirit is the principle of life, the flesh availeth nothing: now the words that I speak unto you are spirit, and therefore life.

Youngs Literal Translation

the spirit it is that is giving life; the flesh doth not profit anything; the sayings that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ζωοποιέω 
Zoopoieo 
Usage: 9

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

the words
ῥῆμα 
Rhema 
word, saying, thing, no thing Trans, not tr
Usage: 57

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Images John 6:63

Context Readings

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

62 Then if ye should see the Son of man ascending where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that makes alive. The flesh benefits nothing. The sayings that I speak to you are spirit, are life. 64 Nevertheless, there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus had known from the beginning who they are who do not believe, and who he is who will betray him.



Cross References

John 6:68

Simon Peter therefore answered him, Lord, to whom will we go? Thou have sayings of eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:45

And so it is written, The first man Adam developed into a living soul. The last Adam a life giving spirit.

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is no vain thing for you, because it is your life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land where ye go over the Jordan to possess it.

Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word has revived me.

Psalm 119:93

I will never forget thy precepts, for with them thou have enlivened me.

Psalm 119:130

The opening of thy words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

John 12:49-50

Because I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 10:8-10

But what does it say? The word is near thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that is, the word of faith that we preach:

Galatians 5:25

If we live in Spirit, we should also march in Spirit.

Genesis 2:7

And LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of LORD is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of LORD is sure, making a simple man wise.

Romans 10:17

So faith is from hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14

But as it is written, What an eye has not seen, and an ear has not heard, and have not arisen in a heart of a man, are things that God prepared for those who love him.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29

Therefore whoever may eat this bread or drink the cup of the Lord unworthily of the Lord, will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:6-8

who also made us qualified helpers of a new covenant, not of a document, but of a spirit, for the document kills but the spirit makes alive.

Galatians 6:15

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And because of this we thank God without ceasing, because, having received the word of God heard from us, ye received not the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.

1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is coming.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living, and potent, and sharper, above every two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division both of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and discernible of the thoughts and intentions of the hear

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried away by various and foreign doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established with grace, not with foods by which those who walked were not benefited.

James 1:18

Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:23

begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God that lives and remains into the age.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ also once suffered for sins, a righteous man for unrighteous men, so that he might bring you to God. Having indeed been killed in flesh, but made alive in spirit,

1 Peter 3:21

Which counterpart--immersion--now also saves us, not the putting away of filth of flesh, but an appeal of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Romans 2:25

For circumcision is indeed beneficial if thou perform law, but if thou are a transgressor of law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 3:1-2

What then is the advantage of the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.

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