John 6:65
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New International Version
He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them."

New Living Translation
Then he said, "That is why I said that people can't come to me unless the Father gives them to me."

English Standard Version
And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying, "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father."

King James Bible
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted to him by the Father."

International Standard Version
So he said, "That's why I told you that no one can come to me unless it be granted him by the Father."

NET Bible
So Jesus added, "Because of this I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has allowed him to come."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “Because of this, I said to you that no man can come to me unless it has been given to him from my Father.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he added, "That is why I told you that people cannot come to me unless the Father provides the way."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Therefore I said unto you that no one can come unto me unless it is given unto them of my Father.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

American King James Version
And he said, Therefore said I to you, that no man can come to me, except it were given to him of my Father.

American Standard Version
And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Therefore did I say to you, that no man can come to me, unless it be given him by my Father.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no one can come to me unless it be given to him from the Father.

English Revised Version
And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Therefore I said to you, that no man can come to me, except it were given to him by my Father.

Weymouth New Testament
So He added, "That is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it be granted him by the Father."

World English Bible
He said, "For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to him by my Father."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'Because of this I have said to you -- No one is able to come unto me, if it may not have been given him from my Father.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:60-65 The human nature of Christ had not before been in heaven, but being God and man, that wondrous Person was truly said to have come down from heaven. The Messiah's kingdom was not of this world; and they were to understand by faith, what he had said of a spiritual living upon him, and his fulness. As without the soul of man the flesh is of no value, so without the quickening Spirit of God all forms of religion are dead and worthless. He who made this provision for our souls, alone can teach us these things, and draw us unto Christ, that we may live by faith in him. Let us apply to Christ, thankful that it is declared that every one who is willing to come unto him shall be made welcome.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 65. - And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of the Father (μου is omitted by R.T. and Tischendorf (8th edit.); the authorities seem here more equally divided); see notes on vers. 37 and 44. Christ has come completely round to the fundamental principles with which he started. The coming to him, the believing on him, the spiritual apprehension of his Divine humanity, the adoring acceptance of his precious blood, the reception of the spiritual life-giving energy which went forth from him in word, depended on the Father's "drawing" - on those fundamental characteristics of appetite and capacity to receive the grace of Christ which are subjective and are referrible to the Father's good pleasure. Christ does not give the hunger, but the bread. From the beginning he saw the presence of the appetite after that which he came to bestow. Sometimes a morbid absence of all hunger, a moribund cessation of thirst, may be and is transformed into passionate and life-saving eagerness by The sight of food. The Father gives both the hunger and the food, the sense of need and the heavenly supply. The love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, is the drawing of the Father through the Son to himself. The drawing of the Father is the giving of souls to the Son. A fresh thought is here added. This drawing, thus interpreted, is God's gift also to the human soul The question arises - If the Lord knew, why did he choose the traitor, or call Judas into the innermost circle (see ver. 71)?

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, therefore said I unto you,.... Referring to John 6:44, where the substance of what is here said, is there delivered; though the Ethiopic version reads, therefore I say unto you, what follows:

that no man can come to me, except it be given him of my Father; which is the same, as to be drawn by the Father; for faith in Christ is the gift of God, and coming to him, is owing to efficacious grace, and is not the produce of man's power and freewill; See Gill on John 6:44.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

65. Therefore said I, &c.—that is, "That was why I spoke to you of the necessity of divine teaching which some of you are strangers to."

except it were given him—plainly showing that by the Father's "drawing" (Joh 6:44) was meant an internal and efficacious operation, for in recalling the statement here He says, it must be "given to a man to come" to Christ.

John 6:65 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Disciples Turn Away
64"But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. 65And He was saying, "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father."
Cross References
Matthew 13:11
He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

John 3:27
To this John replied, "A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.

John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

John 6:44
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Therefore said I to you, that no man can come to me, except it were given to him of my Father.

that no.

John 6:37,44,45 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes …

John 10:16,26,27 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

John 12:37-41 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed …

Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: …

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe …

1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love …

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

James 1:16-18 Do not err, my beloved brothers…

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