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1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed over to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. It is also called 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 A large crowd of people followed him. They had seen the miraculous signs he had done on those who were sick. 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 on a mountainside. There he sat down with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him. So he said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread for these people to 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 He asked this only to put Philip to the test. 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 answered him, "Eight months' pay would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!" 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
8 Another of his disciples spoke up. It was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 He said, "Here is a boy with five small loaves of barley bread. He also has two small fish. But how far will that go in such a large crowd?" 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 in that place, and they sat down. The number of men among them was about 5,000. 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 loaves and gave thanks. He handed out the bread to those who were seated. He gave them as much as they wanted. And he did the same with the fish. 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 all of them had enough to eat, Jesus spoke to his disciples. "Gather the leftover pieces," he said. "Don't waste anything." 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 what was left over from the five barley loaves. They filled 12 baskets with the pieces left 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 The people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did. Then they began to say, "This must be the Prophet who is supposed 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 But Jesus knew that they planned to come and force him to be their king. So he went away again to a 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, Jesus' disciples went down to the Sea of Galilee. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 There they got into a boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum. By now it was dark. Jesus had not yet joined 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 A strong wind was blowing, and the water became rough. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 They rowed three or three and a half miles. Then they saw Jesus coming toward the boat. He was walking on the water. 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 But he said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they agreed to take him into the boat. Right away the boat reached the shore where they were 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 had stayed on the other side of the lake realized something. They saw that only one boat had been there. They knew that Jesus had not gotten into it with his disciples. And they knew that the disciples had 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 Then some boats from Tiberias landed. It was near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord gave 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 The crowd realized that Jesus and his disciples were not there. So they got into boats and went to Capernaum to look 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 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 answered, "What I'm about to tell you is true. You are not looking for me because you saw miraculous signs. You are looking for me because you ate the loaves until you were full. 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. Work for food that lasts forever. That is the food the Son of Man will give you. God the Father has put his seal 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 Then they asked him, "What does God want from us? What works does he want us to do?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus answered, "God's work is to believe in the One he has sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 So they asked him, "What miraculous sign will you give us? What will you do so we can see it and believe you? 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 Long ago our people ate the manna in the desert. It is written in Scripture, 'The Lord gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "#1(Exodus 16:4; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25)#2 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
32 Jesus said to them, "What I'm about to tell you is true. It is not Moses who has given you 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 One who comes down from heaven. He 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 said, "give us this bread from now on." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Then Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever go hungry. And no one who believes in me will ever 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 it is just as I told you. You have seen me, and you still do not believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Everyone the Father gives me will come to me. I will never 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 not come down from heaven to do what I want to do. I have come to do what the One who sent me wants me to do. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 The One who sent me doesn't want me to lose anyone he has given me. He wants me to raise them up 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 My Father wants all who look to the Son and believe in him to have eternal life. I will raise them 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 Then the Jews began to complain about Jesus. That was 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 said, "Isn't this Jesus, the son of Joseph? Don't we know his father and mother? How can he now say, '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 "Stop complaining among yourselves," Jesus answered. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me brings him. Then I will raise him up 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 "It is written in the Prophets, 'God will teach all of them.'#1(Isaiah 54:13)#2 Everyone who listens to 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 "No one has seen the Father except the One who has come from God. Only 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 What I'm about to tell you is true. Everyone who believes has life forever. 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 Long ago your people ate the manna in the desert, and they still died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven. A person can eat it 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 that came down from heaven. Everyone who eats some of this bread will live forever. The bread is my body. I will give it 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 began to argue sharply among themselves. They said, "How can this man give us his body 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, "What I'm about to tell you is true. You must eat the Son of Man's body and drink his blood. If you don't, 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 Anyone who eats my body and drinks my blood has eternal life. I will raise him up 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 "My body is real food. My blood is real drink. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 Anyone who eats my body and drinks my blood remains in me. And I remain in him. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 "The living Father sent me, and I live because of him. In the same way, those who feed on 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 is the bread that came down from heaven. Long ago your people ate manna and died. But those who feed on 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 He said this while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Jesus' disciples heard this. Many of them said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining about his teaching. So he said to them, "Does this upset you? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What if you see the Son of Man go up to where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 The Holy Spirit gives life. The body means nothing at all. The words I have spoken to you are from the Spirit. They give 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 who do not believe." Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe. And he had known who was going to hand him over to his enemies. 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 So he continued speaking. He said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father helps him." 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 this time on, many of his disciples turned back. They no longer followed him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 "You don't want to leave also, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, who can we go to? 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 the Holy One of God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Then Jesus replied, "Didn't I choose you, the 12 disciples? But 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 meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Judas was one of the Twelve. But later he was going to hand Jesus over to his enemies. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)