When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? [Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?]
But Yahushua, knowing within Himself that His disciples were complaining and protesting and grumbling about it, said to them: Is this a stumbling block and an offense to you? [Does this upset and displease and shock and scandalize you?]
What then [will be your reaction] if you should see the Son of Man ascending to [the place] where He was before?
It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.
But [still] some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith. For Yahushua knew from the first who did not believe and had no faith and who would betray Him and be false to Him.
And He said, This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him [unless he is enabled to do so] by the Father.
After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him.
Yahushua said to the Twelve, Will you also go away? [And do you too desire to leave Me?]
Simon Peter answered, Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life.
And we have learned to believe and trust, and [more] we have come to know [surely] that You are the Holy One of God, the Messiah (the Anointed One), the Son of the living God.
Yahushua answered them, Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And [yet] one of you is a devil (of the evil one and a false accuser).