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1 After this Jesus went across the Galilee Sea (that is, the Tiberius Sea). 1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),
2 A large crowd followed him, because they had seen the miraculous signs he had done among the sick. 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.
3 Jesus went up a mountain and sat there with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 It was nearly time for Passover, the Jewish festival. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Jesus looked up and saw the large crowd coming toward him. He asked Philip, "Where will we buy food to feed 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 Jesus said this to test him, for he already knew what he was going to do. 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip replied, "More than a half year's salary worth of food wouldn't be enough for each person to have even a little bit." 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, Simon Peter's brother, said, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "A youth here has five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that for a crowd like this?" 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, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass there. They sat down, about five thousand of them. 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 bread. When he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, each getting as much as they wanted. 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 When they had plenty to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the leftover pieces, so that nothing will 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 gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves that had been left over by those who had eaten. 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 When the people saw that he had done a miraculous sign, they said, "This is truly the prophet who is coming 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 Jesus understood that they were about to come and force him to be their king, so he took refuge again, alone on a mountain. 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, Jesus' disciples went down to the lake. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 They got into a boat and were crossing the lake to Capernaum. It was already getting dark and Jesus hadn't come to them yet. 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 water was getting rough because a strong wind was blowing. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 When the wind had driven them out for about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He was approaching the boat and they were afraid. 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 He said to them, "I Am. Don't be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and just then the boat reached the land where they had been heading. 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22 The next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the lake realized that only one boat had been there. They knew Jesus hadn't gone with his disciples, but that the disciples had gone alone. 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 boats came from Tiberius, near the place where they had eaten the bread over which the Lord had given thanks. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24 When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and came 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 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?" 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26 Jesus replied, "I assure you that you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate all the food you wanted. 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 Don't work for the food that doesn't last but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Human One will give you. God the Father has confirmed him as his agent to give life." 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 They asked, "What must we do in order to accomplish what God requires?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus replied, "This is what God requires, that you believe in him whom God sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 They asked, "What miraculous sign will you do, that we can see and believe you? What will 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 ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat." 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
32 Jesus told them, "I assure you, it wasn't Moses who gave the bread from heaven to you, but my Father 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 one who comes down from 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 They said, "Sir, give us this bread all the time!" 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 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 I told you that you have seen me and still don't believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Everyone whom the Father gives to me will come to me, and I won't 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 I have come down from heaven not to do my will, but the will 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 This is the will of the one who sent me, that I won't lose anything he has given me, but I will raise it up at 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 is my Father's will: that all who see the Son and believe in him will have eternal life, and I will raise them up at 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 The Jewish opposition grumbled about him because he said, "I am the bread that 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 They asked, "Isn't this Jesus, Joseph's son, whose mother and father we know? How can he now say, ‘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 responded, "Don't grumble among yourselves. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 No one can come to me unless they are drawn to me by the Father who sent me, and I will raise them up at 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 It is written in the Prophets, And they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has listened to the Father and learned from him 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 No one has seen the Father except the one 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 I assure you, whoever believes 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 ancestors ate manna in the wilderness and they died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that whoever eats from it will never die. 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 that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." 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 debated among themselves, asking, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" 52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
53 Jesus said to them, "I assure you, unless you eat the flesh of the Human One and drink his blood, 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 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up 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 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in them. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me lives 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 that came down from heaven. It isn't like the bread your ancestors ate, and then they died. Whoever eats this bread will live forever." 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 while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Many of his disciples who heard this said, "This message is harsh. Who can hear it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 Jesus knew that the disciples were grumbling about this and he said to them, "Does this offend you? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What if you were to see the Human One going up where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 The Spirit is the one who gives life and the flesh doesn't help at all. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and 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 Yet some of you don't believe."Jesus knew from the beginning who wouldn't believe and the one who would betray 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 He said, "For this reason I said to you that none can come to me unless the Father enables them to do so." 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 At this, many of his disciples turned away and no longer accompanied him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Jesus asked the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered, "Lord, where would we 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 We believe and know that you are God's holy one." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus replied, "Didn't I choose you twelve? Yet one of you is a devil." 70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"
71 He was speaking of Judas, Simon Iscariot's son, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)