Then יהושע answered and said to them, “Do not grumble with one another.
“No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I shall raise him up in the last day.
It has been written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by יהוה.’ Everyone, then, who has heard from the Father, and learned, comes to Me.
“Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from Elohim – He has seen the Father.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me possesses everlasting life.
“I am the bread of life.
“Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died.
“This is the bread which comes down out of the heaven, so that anyone might eat of it, and not die.
“I am the living bread which came down out of the heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever. And indeed, the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
The Yehuḏim, therefore, were striving with one another, saying, “How is this One able to give us His flesh to eat?”
יהושע therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Aḏam and drink His blood, you possess no life in yourselves.
“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood possesses everlasting life, and I shall raise him up in the last day.
“For My flesh is truly food, and My blood is truly drink.
“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood stays in Me, and I in him.
“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me shall live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down out of the heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna and died. He who eats this bread shall live forever.
He said this in a congregation, teaching in Kephar Naḥum.
Therefore many of His taught ones having heard, said, “This word is hard, who is able to hear it?”
But יהושע knowing within Himself that His taught ones were grumbling about this, said to them, “Does this make you stumble?
“What if you see the Son of Aḏam going up where He was before?
It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh does not profit at all. The words that I speak to you are Spirit and are life.
But there are some of you who do not believe. For יהושע knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would deliver Him up.
And He said, “Because of this I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me unless it has been given to him by My Father.”
From then on many of His taught ones withdrew and were not walking with Him any more.
יהושע therefore said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”