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1 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee--that is, the sea of Tiberias. 1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),
2 And a great number of people went after him because they saw the signs which he did on those who were ill. 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.
3 Then Jesus went up the mountain and was seated there with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Lifting up his eyes, Jesus saw a great number of people coming to where he was, and he said to Philip, Where may we get bread for all these people? 5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?"
6 This he said, testing him: for he had no doubt what he himself would do. 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip made answer, Bread to the value of two hundred pence would not be enough even to give everyone a little. 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to Jesus, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 There is a boy here with five barley cakes and two fishes: but what is that among such a number? 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
10 Jesus said, Let the people be seated. Now there was much grass in that place. And those seated on the grass were about five thousand. 10 Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them.
11 Then Jesus took the cakes and having given praise to God, he gave them to the people who were seated, and the fishes in the same way, as much as they had need of. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 And when they had had enough, Jesus said to his disciples, Take up the broken bits which are over, so that nothing may be wasted. 12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."
13 So they took them up: twelve baskets full of broken bits of the five cakes which were over after the people had had enough. 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 And when the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, Truly, this is the prophet who is to come into the world. 14 After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world."
15 Now when Jesus saw that the people were about to come and take him by force to make him a king, he went away again up the mountain by himself. 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
16 When evening came the disciples went down to the sea; 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 And they took a boat and went across the sea in the direction of Capernaum. By then it was dark and still Jesus had not come to them. 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.
18 The sea was getting rough because of a strong wind which was blowing. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 After they had gone three or four miles they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near to the boat; and they had great fear. 19 When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.
20 But he said to them, It is I, have no fear. 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they readily took him into the boat: and straight away the boat was at the land to which they were going. 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22 The day after, the people who were on the other side of the sea saw that only one small boat had been there, that Jesus had not gone in that boat with the disciples, but that the disciples had gone away by themselves. 22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone.
23 Some other boats, however, came from Tiberias near to the place where they had taken the bread after the Lord had given praise. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24 So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, or his disciples, they got into those boats and went over to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
25 And when they came across him on the other side of the sea they said, Rabbi, when did you come here? 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26 Jesus, answering them, said, Truly I say to you, You come after me, not because you saw signs, but because you were given the bread and had enough. 26 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.
27 Let your work not be for the food which comes to an end, but for the food which goes on for eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for on him has God the Father put his mark. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
28 Then they said to him, How may we do the works of God? 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus, answering, said to them, This is to do the work of God: to have faith in him whom God has sent. 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 So they said, What sign do you give us, so that we may see and have faith in you? What do you do? 30 So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
31 Our fathers had the manna in the waste land, as the Writings say, He gave them bread from heaven. 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
32 Jesus then said to them, Truly I say to you, What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 32 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 The bread of God is the bread which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Ah, Lord, they said, give us that bread for ever! 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 And this was the answer of Jesus: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be in need of food, and he who has faith in me will never be in need of drink. 35 Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
36 But it is as I said to you: you have seen me, and still you have no faith. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Whatever the Father gives to me will come to me; and I will not send away anyone who comes to me. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my pleasure, but the pleasure of him who sent me. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 And this is the pleasure of him who sent me, that I am not to let out of my hands anything which he has given me, but I am to give it new life on the last day. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40 This, I say, is my Father's pleasure, that everyone who sees the Son and has faith in him may have eternal life: and I will take him up on the last day. 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
41 Now the Jews said bitter things about Jesus because of his words, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 41 At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."
42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have seen? How is it then that he now says, I have come down from heaven? 42 They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven'?"
43 Jesus made answer and said, Do not say things against me, one to another. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 No man is able to come to me if the Father who sent me does not give him the desire to come: and I will take him up from the dead on the last day. 44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 The writings of the prophets say, And they will all have teaching from God. Everyone whose ears have been open to the teaching of the Father comes to me. 45 It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
46 Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only he who is from God, he has seen the Father. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.
47 Truly I say to you, He who has faith in me has eternal life. 47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
48 I am the bread of life. 48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers took the manna in the waste land--and they are dead. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 The bread which comes from heaven is such bread that a man may take it for food and never see death. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.
51 I am the living bread which has come from heaven: if any man takes this bread for food he will have life for ever: and more than this, the bread which I will give is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
52 Then the Jews had an angry discussion among themselves, saying, How is it possible for this man to give us his flesh for food? 52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
53 Then Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, If you do not take the flesh of the Son of man for food, and if you do not take his blood for drink, you have no life in you. 53 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
54 He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink has eternal life: and I will take him up from the dead at the last day. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink is in me and I in him. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father has sent me, and I have life because of the Father, even so he who takes me for his food will have life because of me. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
58 This is the bread which has come down from heaven. It is not like the food which your fathers had: they took of the manna, and are dead; but he who takes this bread for food will have life for ever. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."
59 Jesus said these things in the Synagogue while he was teaching at Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Then, hearing this, a number of his disciples said, This is a hard saying; who is able to take in such teaching? 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 When Jesus became conscious that his disciples were protesting about what he said, he said to them, Does this give you trouble? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What then will you say if you see the Son of man going up to where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life. 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
64 But still some of you have no faith. For it was clear to Jesus from the first who they were who had no faith, and who it was who would be false to him. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
65 And he said, This is why I said to you, No man is able to come to me if he is not given the power to do so by the Father. 65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."
66 Because of what he said, a number of the disciples went back and would no longer go with him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 So Jesus said to the twelve, Have you a desire to go away? 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Then Simon Peter gave this answer: Lord, to whom are we to go? you have the words of eternal life; 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 And we have faith and are certain that you are the Holy One of God. 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Then Jesus said, Did I not make a selection of you, the twelve, and one of you is a son of the Evil One? 70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"
71 He was talking of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. It was he who was to be false to Jesus--one of the twelve. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)