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1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which 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 multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased . 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ? 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 And this he said to prove him: for he himself 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 him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take 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, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
10 And Jesus said , Make the men sit down . Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down , in number 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 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks , he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down ; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would . 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 filled , he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain , that nothing be lost . 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 Therefore they gathered them together , and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that 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 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did , said , This is of a truth that prophet that should 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 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force , to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
16 And when even was now come , his disciples went down unto the sea, 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was 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 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew . 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: 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 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid . 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went . 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 following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered , and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away 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 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that 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 people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking 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 had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26 Jesus answered them and said , Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled . 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 Labour not for the meat which perisheth , but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed . 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 said they unto him, What shall we do , that we might work the works of God? 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent . 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see , and believe thee? what dost thou work ? 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 did eat manna in the desert; 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 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth 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 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger ; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst . 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 said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that 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 Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing , but should raise it up again 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 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him 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 Jews then murmured at him, because he said , 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 know ? how is it then that he saith , I 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 therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him 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 shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard , and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto 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 any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of life. 48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead . 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof , and 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 which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that 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 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying , 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 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye 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 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him 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 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth 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 hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by 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 that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead : he that eateth of this bread shall live 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 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said , This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they 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 there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should 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 said , Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my 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 From that time many of his disciples went back , and walked no more with him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve , Will ye also go away ? 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou hast 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 believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and 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 spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)