New International Version
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
King James Bible
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
Darby Bible Translation
Many therefore of his disciples having heard [it] said, This word is hard; who can hear it?
World English Bible
Therefore many of his disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying! Who can listen to it?"
Young's Literal Translation
many, therefore, of his disciples having heard, said, 'This word is hard; who is able to hear it?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many therefore of his disciples - So it appears that he had many more than the twelve, who constantly accompanied him.
This is a hard saying; who can hear it? - Who can digest such doctrine as this? It is intolerable: it is impracticable. There is a similar saving in Euripides, to the σκληρος λογος of the evangelist. Ποτερα θελεις σοι μαλθακα ψευδη λεγω, η σκληρ' αληθη, φραζε; Tell me whether thou wouldst that I should speak unto thee, a Soft Lie, or the Harsh Truth? The wicked word of a lying world is in general better received than the holy word of the God of truth!
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It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims …
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June 22. "This is that Bread which came Down from Heaven" (John vi. 58).
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and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Yet 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.
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
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