John 6:66


“From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of John 6:66

“ From that time many of his disciples went backe, and walked no more with him.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of John chapter 6

“As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Because of what he said, a number of the disciples went back and would no longer go with him.”
Basic English Bible

“From that [time] many of his disciples went away back and walked no more with him.”
Darby 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. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. ”
Webster's Bible

“Thereupon many of His disciples left Him and went away, and no longer associated with Him.”
Weymouth Bible

“At this, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”
World English Bible

“And he seide, Therfor Y seide to you, that no man may come to me, but it were youun to hym of my fadir.”
Wycliffe Bible

“From this [time] many of his disciples went away backward, and were no more walking with him,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Fred Scanlan's comment on 2021-01-24 17:54:21:

Christ came to save the world from sin and death. In a the world you so heartily proclaim, is it not noteworthy to proclaim the salvation that is in the body of Christ. The signs of the times, you need not declare, all you have to do is look into the children's eyes. When a Christ centered lover of the gospel comes around Satan and all his angels flee! Reconciliation may be possible only if we live in the hope of his salvation. We do not know, nor the angels ,when the day shall be. Seems , the biggest problem I see, is that the church does not tell the whole story. It is like , they want you to keep coming back for more! Buy more books , make one think his works are more important then Jesus words!


Andy G van den Berg's comment on 2020-09-25 09:45:22:


The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and not for any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). If it records in Rev. 12:9 that this whole world has been deceived, it did not speak of a particular country, group of people, person or religion, it meant the whole world.

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:4).

The believers are not of this world. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).

Additional readings as confirmation.

John 7:7; 8:23; 15:19; 17:9,14,16; 18:36.

Romans 12:2.

1 Cor. 2:12; 3:19. 2 Cor. 6:17.

Galatians 1:4.

Ephesians 2:2.

1 John 2:15; 4:5; 5:4.

The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and the scriptural references we use serve as confirmation that it is not us that speak, but the Spirit of our Father that speaketh in us (2 Samuel 23:2; Matthew 10:20; Acts 4:8; 6:10).

The believers and followers of the true Christ do not involve themselves in the affairs of this world.

God cannot be received by this present world and so-called world evangelization (global unity) is a deception at the highest level and the workings of the spirit of this world (John 1:5,10; 8:23; 14:17,22; 15:19,20; 17:9,14,16,25; 18:36; Rom. 8:7; 1Cor. 1:20; 2:4-8, 12-14; 1 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 3:12; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15; 3:1; 5:4,19; 2 John 7).

It should be noted that in over 36 years of service we have never collected/received, solicited or requested donations. The gift of 'Life' was freely given and freely do we give to all those that believe (2 Kings 5:16; Matthew 6:26; 10:8).

Seek, and ye shall find ( Matthew 7:7).

In His Service.

Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada


Chris's comment on 2020-09-25 01:04:59:

Is that your favourite verse? I wouldn't consider it wrong to show someone John 6:66 but if that person should enquire about it's significance, maybe you could point him to Revelation chapter 13 & alert him to the coming time when the Anti-Christ will demand worship of him & all who do so are rejecting God & will suffer the Wrath of God (Revelation 14:9-11). It could be a good lead in for presenting the Gospel.


joshua's comment on 2020-09-24 21:24:03:

Is it considered bad to show someone this as your favorite bible verse?


Nkosinathi Ngulube's comment on 2015-02-21 22:50:25:

They had the mind that they were doing Christ favour by following Him through their carnality.When He spoke the statement about the Father, it was a dagger through their unbelief, in a manner of speech such as, "we 've left everything behind as a sacrifice to follow you yet you say your Father made us..... "They had the secular mind that the self can do other things through the power of the is truly impossible to impose flesh over the Spiritual things movement of God


ALEX .O.Ejiro's comment on 2014-02-16 02:01:01:

Initially they could not underscore the words of christ in its real fashion this is hard saying who can hear them they were not new born babies that desire the sincere milk of the world But they among those that follow christ from the feeding with the five loaves To me their God is their belly they thus stumble at the stumbling block and went back to the things they left behind Nevertheless he destroy them not because of his holy covenant which he made with his faithful abraham


Donald Knapp's comment on 2012-11-15 08:26:19:

@Tjy and Joseph,
Almost every English translation leaves out the phrase "to the things behind" from the Greek text. This is tragic, for it has much to do with why they "turned back." The book of Hebrews has much to say about returning in rebellion, unbelief and disobedience (Hebrews 3:12-19) to the old ways, even to those things reckoned as beneficial according to the old life (Philippians 3:1-7). The apostle Paul reminds us to completely forget (original text of Philippians 3:13) "the things behind"; in this case, all that were considered more desirable than the new life we have in Christ. It helps in illustrating what the writer of Hebrews 6 was aiming at, and to whom at that point he was addressing, i.e. the unbeliever who was in danger of "turning back" as those in John 6:66 and in Numbers 14. In the latter case, they entered not into the rest of God in the land promised them because of unbelief. "The things behind" must be left behind, and completely forgotten by those professing to have come to a knowledge of the truth in Christ.


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