Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and 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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The Spirit is he that gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken unto you, 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

Context Readings

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

62 What then will you say if you see the Son of man going up to where he was before? 63 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. 64 But still some of you have no faith. For it was clear to Jesus from the first who they were who had no faith, and who it was who would be false to him.



Cross References

John 6:68

Then Simon Peter gave this answer: Lord, to whom are we to go? you have the words of eternal life;

1 Corinthians 15:45

And so it is said, The first man Adam was a living soul. The last Adam is a life-giving spirit.

Deuteronomy 32:47

And this is no small thing for you, but it is your life, and through this you may make your days long in the land which you are going over Jordan to take for your heritage.

Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my trouble; that your sayings have given me life.

Psalm 119:93

I will ever keep your orders in mind; for in them I have life.

Psalm 119:130

The opening of your words gives light; it gives good sense to the simple.

John 12:49-50

For I have not said it on my authority, but the Father who sent me gave me orders what to say and how to say it.

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 10:8-10

But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: that is, the word of faith of which we are the preachers:

Galatians 5:25

If we are living by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us be guided.

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.

Romans 10:17

So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14

But as it says in the holy Writings, Things which the eye saw not, and which had not come to the ears or into the heart of man, such things as God has made ready for those who have love for him.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29

If, then, anyone takes the bread or the cup of the Lord in the wrong spirit, he will be responsible for the body and blood of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:6-8

Who has made us able to be servants of a new agreement; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter gives death, but the Spirit gives life.

Galatians 6:15

For having circumcision is nothing, and not having circumcision is nothing, but only a new order of existence.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And for this cause we still give praise to God, that, when the word came to your ears through us, you took it, not as the word of man, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which has living power in you who have faith.

1 Timothy 4:8

For the training of the body is of profit for a little, but religion is of profit in every way, giving hope for the life which now is, and for that which is to come.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be turned away by different strange teachings, because it is good for your hearts to be made strong by grace, and not by meats, which were of no profit to those who took so much trouble over them.

James 1:18

Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.

1 Peter 1:23

Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;

1 Peter 3:21

And baptism, of which this is an image, now gives you salvation, not by washing clean the flesh, but by making you free from the sense of sin before God, through the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead;

Romans 2:25

It is true that circumcision is of use if you keep the law, but if you go against the law it is as if you had it not.

Romans 3:1-2

How then is the Jew better off? or what profit is there in circumcision?

Galatians 5:6

Because in Christ Jesus, having circumcision or not having circumcision are equally of no profit; but only faith working through love.

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