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Geneva Notes: John 6:35-46

Joh 6:35
6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread {i} of life: he
that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth
on me shall never thirst.

(i) Which has life and gives life.

Joh 6:37
6:37 {8} All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him
that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

(8) The gift of faith proceeds from the free election of the
Father in Christ, after which everlasting life necessarily
follows: therefore faith in Christ Jesus is a sure witness
of our election, and therefore of our glorification, which
is to come.

Joh 6:38
6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine {k} own will,
but the will of him that sent me.

(k) See above in Joh 5:22.

Joh 6:40
6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one
which {l} seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have
everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

(l) Seeing and believing are joined together: for there is
another type of seeing which is general, which the
demons have, for they see: but here he speaks about
that type of seeing which properly belongs to the

Joh 6:41
6:41 {9} The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am
the bread which came down from heaven.

(9) Flesh cannot perceive spiritual things, and therefore the
beginning of our salvation comes from God, who changes our
nature, so that we, being inspired by him, may remain to be
instructed and saved by Christ.

Joh 6:45
6:45 It is written in the {m} prophets, And they shall be all
{n} taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and
hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

(m) In the book of the prophets, for the Old Testament was
divided by them into three general parts: into the law,
the prophets, and the holy writings.
(n) That is, they will be children of the Church, for so
the prophet Isaiah expounds it in Is 54:13; that
is to say, ordained to life, \\see Geneva "Ac 13:48"\\,
and therefore the knowledge of the heavenly truth is
the gift and work of God, and does not rest in any
power of man.

Joh 6:46
6:46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, {o} save he which is
of God, he hath seen the Father.

(o) If only the Son has seen the Father, then it is only he
that can truly teach us and instruct us.

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