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1 Jesus later crossed to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or 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 followed him because they saw the miracles that he performed for 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 with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 The time for the Jewish Passover festival was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 As Jesus saw a large crowd coming to him, 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 Jesus asked this question to test him. 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, "We would need about a year's wages to buy enough bread for each of them to have a piece." 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
8 One of Jesus' disciples, Andrew, who was Simon Peter's brother, told him, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "A boy who has five loaves of barley bread and two small fish is here. But they won't go very far for so many 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 Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." The people had plenty of grass to sit on. (There were about 5,000 men in the crowd.) 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 loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to the people who were sitting there. He did the same thing with the fish. All the people ate 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 the people were full, Jesus told his disciples, "Gather 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 The disciples gathered the leftover pieces of bread and 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 When the people saw the miracle Jesus performed, they said, "This man is certainly the prophet who is 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 realized that the people intended to take him by force and make him king. So he returned to the 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, his disciples went to the sea. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 They got into a boat and started to cross the sea to the city of Capernaum. By this time it was dark, and Jesus had not yet 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 A strong wind started to blow and stir up the sea. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 After they had rowed three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they became 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 Jesus told them, "It's me. Don't be afraid!" 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 So they were willing to help Jesus into the boat. Immediately, the boat reached the shore where 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 On the next day the people were still on the other side of the sea. They noticed that only one boat was there and that Jesus had not stepped into that boat with his disciples. The disciples had gone 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 Other boats from Tiberias arrived near the place where they 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 When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into these boats and went to the city of 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 When they found him on the other side of the sea, 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 to them, "I can guarantee this truth: You're not looking for me because you saw miracles. You are looking for me because you ate as much of those loaves as 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 food that spoils. Instead, work for the food that lasts into eternal life. This is the food the Son of Man will give you. After all, the Father has placed 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 The people asked Jesus, "What does God want us to do?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus replied to them, "God wants to do something for you so that you believe in the one whom he has sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 The people asked him, "What miracle are you going to perform so that we can see it and believe in you? What are you going to 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 the manna in the desert. 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 Jesus said to them, "I can guarantee this truth: Moses didn't give you bread from heaven, 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 God's bread is the man who comes 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 to him, "Sir, give us this bread all the time." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Jesus told them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes in me will never become 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 I've told you that you have seen me. However, you don't believe in me. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 Everyone whom the 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 I haven't come from heaven to do what I want to do. I've 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 any of those he gave me. He wants me to bring them back 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 My Father wants all those who see the Son and believe in him to have eternal life. He wants me to bring them back 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 Jews began to criticize Jesus for saying, "I am the bread that came 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 man Jesus, Joseph's son? Don't we know his father and mother? How can he say now, 'I came 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, "Stop criticizing me! 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 People cannot come to me unless the Father who sent me brings them to me. I will bring these people back 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, 'God will teach everyone.' Those who do what they have learned from the Father come 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 I'm saying that no one has seen the Father. Only the one who is from God 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 can guarantee this truth: Every believer 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 the manna in the desert and died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 This is the bread that comes from heaven so that whoever eats it won't 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 from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. The bread I will give to bring life to 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 The Jews began to quarrel with each other. They said, "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 told them, "I can guarantee this truth: If you don't eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have the source of 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 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will bring them back 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 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 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 Father who has life sent me, and I live because of the Father. So 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 from heaven. It is not like the bread your ancestors ate. They eventually 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 while he was teaching in a synagogue in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 When many of Jesus' disciples heard him, they said, "What he says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to him anymore?" 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 criticizing his message. So Jesus asked them, "Did what I say make you lose faith? 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 where he was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 Life is spiritual. Your physical existence doesn't contribute to that life. The words that I have spoken to you are spiritual. 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 some of you don't believe." Jesus knew from the beginning those 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 So he added, "That is why I told you that people cannot come to me unless the Father provides the way." 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 Jesus' speech made many of his disciples go back to the lives they had led before they followed Jesus. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 So Jesus asked the twelve apostles, "Do you want to leave me too?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered Jesus, "Lord, to what person could we go? Your words give eternal life. 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 Besides, 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 Jesus replied, "I chose all twelve of you. 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 Jesus meant Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. Judas, who was one of the twelve apostles, would later betray Jesus. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)