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John 6:55

    John 6:55 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.

    Webster's Revision

    For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    World English Bible

    For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

    Definitions for John 6:55

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:55

    My flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed - Or, rather, My flesh is the true meat, etc. In both clauses of this verse, instead of αληθως, the adverb, I read αληθης, the adjective, agreeing with βρωσις. This reading is supported by BCKLT, and twenty-one others; both the Arabic, Coptic, Sahidic, Armenian, two copies of the Itala, Clement, Origen, Cyril, Chrysostom, and Damascenus. Our Lord terms his flesh, the true meat, and his blood the true drink, because those who received the grace merited by his death would be really nourished and supported thereby unto eternal life. He calls himself the true vine, John 15:1, in exactly the same sense in which he calls himself the true bread, John 6:32, and the true meat and drink in this verse.

    Barnes' Notes on John 6:55

    Is meat indeed - Is truly food. My doctrine is truly that which will give life to the soul.

    Wesley's Notes on John 6:55

    6:55 Meat - drink indeed - With which the soul of a believer is as truly fed, as his body with meat and drink.