John 6:65
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.”

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless the Father has granted it to him.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He was saying, "Because of this, I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me, unless it shall have been granted to him from 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.

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."

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus said, "You cannot come to me, unless the Father makes you want to come. That is why I have told these things to all of you."

Good News Translation
And he added, "This is the very reason I told you that no people can come to me unless the Father makes it possible for them to do so."

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."

New Heart 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 the Father."

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."

New American Standard 1977
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.”

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.'
Study Bible
Many Disciples Turn Back
64However, there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray Him.) 65Then Jesus said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless the Father has granted it to him.” 66From that time on, many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:11
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

John 3:27
John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.

John 6:37
Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never drive away.

John 6:44
"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him 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 giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out…

John 10:16,26,27
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd…

John 12:37-41
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: …







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] said,
ἔλεγεν (elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“This
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is why
Διὰ (Dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

I told
εἴρηκα (eirēka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

can
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

come
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρός (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

unless
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατρός (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

has granted it
δεδομένον (dedomenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

to him.”
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(65) No man can come unto me.--Unless the fields had been prepared it was in vain to sow the seed. No effort on the sower's part could make them receptive. The fact that they believed not, declared that their hearts were not prepared, but did not affect the goodness of the seed. This defection did not surprise Him. He had already used words which anticipated it. (Comp. Note on John 6:37; John 6:44.)

It will be observed that this verse follows in the teaching of Christ immediately on the first clause of John 6:64, the second clause being a statement of the writer.

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)? 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.
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