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1 After this, Jesus went across Lake Galilee (or, Lake Tiberias, as it is also called). 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 his miracles of healing 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 hill and sat down with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 The time for the Passover Festival was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Jesus looked around and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, so he asked Philip, "Where can we buy enough food to feed 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 (He said this to test Philip; actually he already knew what he would do.) 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered, "For everyone to have even a little, it would take more than two hundred silver coins to buy enough bread." 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
8 Another one of his disciples, Andrew, who was Simon Peter's brother, said, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "There is a boy here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish. But they will certainly not be enough for all these people." 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
10 "Make the people sit down," Jesus told them. (There was a lot of grass there.) So all the people sat down; there were about five thousand men. 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 Jesus took the bread, gave thanks to God, and distributed it to the people who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, and they all had 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 were all full, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces left over; let us not waste a bit." 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 all and filled twelve baskets with the pieces left over from the five barley loaves which the people 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 Seeing this miracle that Jesus had performed, the people there said, "Surely this is the Prophet who was 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 Jesus knew that they were about to come and seize him in order to make him king by force; so he went off again to the hills 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, Jesus' disciples went down to the lake, 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 got into a boat, and went back across the lake toward Capernaum. Night came on, and Jesus still 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 By then a strong wind was blowing and stirring up the water. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 The disciples had rowed about three or four miles when they saw Jesus walking on the water, coming near the boat, and they were terrified. 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 "Don't be afraid," Jesus told them, "it is I!" 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they willingly took him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached land at the place they were heading for. 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22 Next day the crowd which had stayed on the other side of the lake realized that there had been only one boat there. They knew that Jesus had not gone in it with his disciples, but that they had left without him. 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 Other boats, which were from Tiberias, came to shore near the place where the crowd had eaten the bread after 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 Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they got into those boats and went to Capernaum, looking for him. 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 the people found Jesus on the other side of the lake, they said to him, "Teacher, 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 answered, "I am telling you the truth: you are looking for me because you ate the bread and had all you wanted, not because you understood my miracles. 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 Do not work for food that spoils; instead, work for the food that lasts for eternal life. This is the food which the Son of Man will give you, because God, the Father, has put his mark of approval on him." 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 So they asked him, "What can we do in order to do what God wants us to do?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus answered, "What God wants you to do is to believe in the one he sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 They replied, "What miracle will you perform so that we may see it 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 desert, just as the scripture says, "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 "I am telling you the truth," Jesus said. "What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the real 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 For the bread that God gives is he 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 "Sir," they asked him, "give us this bread always." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 "I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe 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 Now, I told you that you have seen me but will not believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Everyone whom my Father gives me will come to me. I will never turn 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 because I have come down from heaven to do not my own 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 And it is the will of him who sent me that I should not lose any of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them all to 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 For what my Father wants is that all who see the Son and believe in him should have eternal life. And I will raise them to life 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 The people started grumbling 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 So they said, "This man is Jesus son of Joseph, isn't he? We know his father and mother. How, then, does he now say he came 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 answered, "Stop grumbling among yourselves. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 People cannot come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me; and I will raise them to life 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 prophets wrote, "Everyone will be taught by God.' Anyone who hears the Father and learns 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 This does not mean that anyone has seen the Father; he who is from God is the only one who 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 am telling you the truth: he who 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 desert, but they died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 But the bread that comes down from heaven is of such a kind that whoever eats it will not 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. If you eat this bread, you will live forever. The bread that I will give you is my flesh, which I give so that the world may live." 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 This started an angry argument among them. "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" they asked. 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 am telling you the truth: if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in yourselves. 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 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them to life on 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 For my flesh is the real food; my blood is the real drink. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me, and I live in them. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 The living Father sent me, and because of him I live also. In the same way whoever eats me will live 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, then, is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread that your ancestors ate, but then later died. Those who eat 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 this as he taught in the synagogue in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Many of his followers heard this and said, "This teaching is too hard. Who can listen to it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 Without being told, Jesus knew that they were grumbling about this, so he said to them, "Does this make you want to give up? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 Suppose, then, that you should see the Son of Man go back up to the place where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 What gives life is God's Spirit; human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God's life-giving Spirit. 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 do not believe." (Jesus knew from the very beginning who were the ones that would not believe and which one 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 And he added, "This is the very reason I told you that no people can come to me unless the Father makes it possible for 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 Because of this, many of Jesus' followers turned back and would not go with him any more. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 So he asked the twelve disciples, "And you - would you also like to leave?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 And now we believe and know that you are the Holy One who has come from God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus replied, "I chose the twelve of you, didn't I? 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 talking about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. For Judas, even though he was one of the twelve disciples, 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.)