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1 After this Jesus went away across the Lake of Galilee (that is, the Lake 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 vast multitude followed Him, because they witnessed the miracles on the sick which He was constantly performing. 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 hill, and sat there with His disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 The Jewish Festival, the Passover, was at hand. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 And when He looked round and saw an immense crowd coming towards Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for all 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 said this to put Philip to the test, for He Himself 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 "Seven pounds' worth of bread," replied Philip, "is not enough for them all to get even a scanty meal." 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 to Him, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "There is a boy here with five barley loaves and a couple of fish: but what is that 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 "Make the people sit down," said Jesus. The ground was covered with thick grass; so they sat down, the adult men numbering 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 after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were resting on the ground; and also the fish in like manner--as much as they desired. 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 were fully satisfied, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the broken portions that remain over, so 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 Accordingly they gathered them up; and with the fragments of the five barley loaves--the broken portions that remained over after they had done eating--they filled twelve baskets. 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 Thereupon the people, having seen the miracle He had performed, said, "This is indeed 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 Perceiving, however, that they were about to come and carry Him off by force to make Him a king, Jesus withdrew again up the hill alone 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 on, His disciples went down to the Lake. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 There they got on board a boat, and pushed off to cross the Lake to Capernaum. By this time it had become dark, and 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 The Lake also was getting rough, because a strong wind was blowing. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 When, however, they had rowed three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water and coming near the boat. 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 They were terrified; but He called to them. "It is I," He said, "do not be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they were willing to take Him on board; and in a moment the boat reached the shore at the point 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 Next morning the crowd who were still standing about on the other side of the Lake found that there had been but one small boat there, and they had seen that Jesus did not go on board with His disciples, but that His disciples went away 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 Yet a number of small boats came from Tiberias to the neighbourhood of the place where they 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 however the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they themselves also took boats and came 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 So when they had crossed the Lake and had found Him, they asked Him, "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 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that you are searching for me not because you have seen miracles, but because you ate the loaves and had a hearty meal. 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 Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal." 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 "What are we to do," they asked, "in order to carry out the things that God requires?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 "This," replied Jesus, "is above all the thing that God requires--that you should be believers in Him whom He has sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 "What miracle then," they asked, "do you perform for us to see and become believers 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 forefathers ate the manna in the Desert, as it is written, `He gave them bread out of 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 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that Moses did not give you the bread out of Heaven, but my Father is giving you the bread--the true bread--out of 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 God's bread is that 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 "Sir," they said, "always give us that bread." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 "I am the bread of Life," replied Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, 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 it is as I have said to you: you have seen me and yet you do not believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Every one whom the Father gives me will come to me, and him who comes to me I will never on any account drive away. 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 left Heaven and have come down to earth not to seek my own pleasure, but to do 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 this is the will of Him who sent me, that of all that He has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it 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 this is my Father's will, that every one who fixes his gaze on the Son of God and believes in Him should have the Life of the Ages, and I will raise him 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 Now the Jews began to find fault about Him because of His claiming to be the bread which came down out of 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 kept asking, "Is not this man Joseph's son? Is he not Jesus, whose father and mother we know? What does he mean by now saying, `I have come down out of 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 "Do not thus find fault among yourselves," replied Jesus; 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 "no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; then I will raise him 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 It stands written in the Prophets, `And they shall all of them be taught by God'. Every one 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 ever seen the Father--except Him 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 "In most solemn truth I tell you that he who believes has the Life of the Ages. 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 forefathers ate the manna in the Desert, and they died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 Here is the bread that comes down out of Heaven that a man may 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 come down out of Heaven. If a man eats this bread, he shall live for ever. Moreover the bread which I will give is my flesh given 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 This led to an angry debate among the Jews. "How can this man," they argued, "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 "In most solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus, "that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man 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 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has the Life of the Ages, and 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 For 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 eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me, and I remain in union with him. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 As the ever-living Father has sent me, and I live because of the Father, so also he who 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 is the bread which came down out of Heaven; it is unlike that which your forefathers ate--for they ate and yet died. He who eats 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 Jesus said all this in the synagogue while teaching at Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is hard to accept. Who can listen to such teaching?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 But, knowing in Himself that His disciples were dissatisfied about it, Jesus asked them, 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 "Does this seem incredible to you? What then if you were to see the Son of Man ascending again where He was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 It is the spirit which gives Life. The flesh confers no benefit whatever. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and 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 who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were that did not believe, and who it was that 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 So He added, "That is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it be granted him 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 Thereupon many of His disciples left Him and went away, and no longer associated with Him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Jesus therefore appealed to the Twelve. "Will you go also?" He asked. 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 "Master," replied Simon Peter, "to whom shall we go? Your teachings tell us of the Life of the Ages. 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 And we have come to believe and know that *you* are indeed the Holy One of God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 "Did not I choose you--the Twelve?" said Jesus, "and even of you one is a devil." 70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"
71 He alluded to Judas, the son of Simon the Iscariot. For he it was who, though one of the Twelve, was afterwards to betray Him. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)