John 6:56
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New International Version
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

New Living Translation
Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.

English Standard Version
Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

New American Standard Bible
"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

King James Bible
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him.

International Standard Version
The person who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.

NET Bible
The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me, and I live in them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

King James 2000 Bible
He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

American King James Version
He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

American Standard Version
He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me and I in him.

English Revised Version
He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Weymouth New Testament
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me, and I remain in union with him.

World English Bible
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is eating my flesh, and is drinking my blood, doth remain in me, and I in him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:52-59 The flesh and blood of the Son of man, denote the Redeemer in the nature of man; Christ and him crucified, and the redemption wrought out by him, with all the precious benefits of redemption; pardon of sin, acceptance with God, the way to the throne of grace, the promises of the covenant, and eternal life. These are called the flesh and blood of Christ, because they are purchased by the breaking his body, and the shedding of his blood. Also, because they are meat and drink to our souls. Eating this flesh and drinking this blood mean believing in Christ. We partake of Christ and his benefits by faith. The soul that rightly knows its state and wants, finds whatever can calm the conscience, and promote true holiness, in the redeemer, God manifest in the flesh. Meditating upon the cross of Christ gives life to our repentance, love, and gratitude. We live by him, as our bodies live by our food. We live by him, as the members by the head, the branches by the root: because he lives we shall live also.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 56. - He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I (dwell) in him. This mutual indwelling is illustrated elsewhere (John 15:1-5) by the image of the vine and its branches. The vine abides in the branch in the virtue of its life-giving forces. Cut away from the parent stem, it can do nothing. Fruitlessness condemns and fire consumes it. The branch abides in the vine, as deriving all its worth, its true place, its possibility of growth and fruit, from the vine (cf. also John 17:23; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:16). The dwelling of the believer in Christ involves an utter self-surrender to him, a recognition of the supreme claims of the God-Man and his work, a complete trust in him as the Source of all life, a sound and abiding place of rest, a justification before God as one with Christ, as one identified with him in his well pleasing to the Father. The dwelling of Christ in the believer is the fulness and riches of the Divine life. Christ liveth in him (Galatians 2:20), thinks in his thoughts, moves through his will. This is sanctification. The believer is in Christ as the members are in the body. Christ is in the believer as God is in his temple. What is the condition of this mutual indwelling? Christ puts the condition of this Divine interpretation thus: "He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him." The verb is in the present tense, implying the continuous appropriation of the Divine sustenance.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood,.... In the sense above given; See Gill on John 6:53;

dwelleth in me, and I in him. There is a mutual indwelling of Christ, and believers; Christ is the habitation, or dwelling place of his people: there is a secret dwelling in Christ; so the elect of God dwelt in the heart, and in the hands, and arms of Christ from everlasting; and as members in their head in election grace; and representatively in him, as the Mediator of the covenant; and they secretly and safely dwelt in him, when all mankind fell in Adam; and when he was on the cross, in the grave, and now he is in heaven; all which is owing to his own love, his Father's gift, and to secret union to him. But there is an open dwelling in him in time, which is here meant: God's elect, as in their natural state, are without Christ, and lie open to the law and justice of God; the Spirit of God convinces them of this state, and directs them to flee to Christ, as a city of refuge; when they find him a stronghold, a place of defence, and a proper dwelling for them, where they resolve to abide, and do abide; and where they dwell safely, peaceably, comfortably, and pleasantly; and from which dwelling place they will never be turned out. Likewise, the saints are the habitation or dwelling place of Christ; he dwells not in their heads and to tongues, but in their hearts, and by faith; which is here expressed, by eating his flesh, and drinking his blood; and which, though it is not the cause of Christ's dwelling here, yet is the means or instrument by which men receive him into their hearts, and retain him, and have communion with him; for he dwells in believers, not in such sense as he dwells in the world, by his omnipresence, and power; or in the human nature, by hypostatical union to it; but by his Spirit, and by faith, which is an instance of wonderful condescending grace, and is owing to union to him, and is expressive of communion with him, and is what will continue for ever.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

56. He that eateth … dwelleth in me and I in him—As our food becomes incorporated with ourselves, so Christ and those who eat His flesh and drink His blood become spiritually one life, though personally distinct.

John 6:56 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the Bread of Life
55"For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57"As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.…
Cross References
John 6:55
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

John 15:4
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

John 17:23
I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

1 John 2:24
As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 3:24
The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

1 John 4:15
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.
Treasury of Scripture

He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

He that.

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

dwelleth.

John 14:20,23 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, …

John 15:4,5 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, …

John 17:21-23 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, …

Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

Psalm 91:1,9 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted …

1 John 3:24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. …

1 John 4:12,15,16 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells …

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, …

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