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  • In verses just before verse 62, Jesus said SEVEN TIMES to eat his flesh and that his literal flesh is bread. 50, 51, 53, 54, 56, 57 & 58
  • Jesus said THREE TIMES to drink his blood. 53, 54, 56
  • Jesus refers to eternal life 13 TIMES in the Bread of Life Discourse.
  • The Jews took Jesus’ words literally, “how can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 52
  • Angry arguments broke out in the crowd. 52
  • Jesus gave the crowd an ultimatum. “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.” 53
  • The disciples could not comprehend how bread can become his flesh. They said, “this saying is hard, who can accept it.” 60
  • In verse 62, Jesus is saying that it is incomprehensible for the human mind; it requires FAITH

The New American Bible, Revised Edition

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