Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Images John 6:63

Context Readings

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

62 Then what if you were to observe the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? 63 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. 64 But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.)



Cross References

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered, “Lord, who will we go to? You have the words of eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:45

So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

Deuteronomy 32:47

For they are not meaningless words to you but they are your life, and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction:
Your promise has given me life.

Psalm 119:93

I will never forget Your precepts,
for You have given me life through them.

Psalm 119:130

The revelation of Your words brings light
and gives understanding to the inexperienced.

John 12:49-50

For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak.

Romans 8:2

because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 10:8-10

On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim:

Galatians 5:25

Since we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit.

Genesis 2:7

Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

Psalm 19:7-10

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

Romans 10:17

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14

But as it is written:What eye did not see and ear did not hear,
and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy way will be guilty of sin against the body and blood of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:6-8

He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

Galatians 6:15

For both circumcision and uncircumcision mean nothing; what matters instead is a new creation.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

1 Timothy 4:8

the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

Hebrews 13:9

Don’t be led astray by various kinds of strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established by grace and not by foods, since those involved in them have not benefited.

James 1:18

By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.

1 Peter 1:23

since you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

1 Peter 3:21

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:25

For circumcision benefits you if you observe the law, but if you are a lawbreaker, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 3:1-2

So what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

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