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1 After this, Jesus went across Lake Galilee (or, Lake Tiberias). 1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),
2 Many people followed him because they saw the miracles he did to heal 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 on a hill and sat down there with his followers. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 It was almost the time for the Jewish Passover Feast. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough 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 (Jesus asked Philip this question to test him, because Jesus already knew what he planned 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 all have to work a month to buy enough bread for each person to have only a little piece." 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
8 Another one of his followers, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "Here is a boy with five loaves of barley bread and two little fish, but that is not enough 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, "Tell the people to sit down." This was a very grassy place, and about five thousand men sat down there. 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 of bread, thanked God for them, and gave them to the people who were sitting there. He did the same with the fish, giving as much as the people 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 had all had enough to eat, Jesus said to his followers, "Gather the leftover pieces of fish and bread so that nothing is 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 So they gathered up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with the pieces left from the five barley loaves. 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 this miracle that Jesus did, they said, "He must truly be the Prophetn who is coming 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 the people planned to come and take him by force and make him their king, so he left and went into the hills alone. 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
16 That evening Jesus' followers went down to Lake Galilee. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 It was dark now, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The followers got into a boat and started across the lake to Capernaum. 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 now a strong wind was blowing, and the waves on the lake were getting bigger. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 When they had rowed the boat about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water, coming toward the boat. The followers 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 Jesus said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat. At once the boat came to land at the place where they wanted to go. 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 people who had stayed on the other side of the lake knew that Jesus had not gone in the boat with his followers but that they had left without him. And they knew that only one boat had been there. 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 But then some boats came from Tiberias and landed near the place where the people 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 people saw that Jesus and his followers were not there now, they got into boats and went to Capernaum to find Jesus. Jesus, the Bread of Life 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 asked him, "Teacher, 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 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you aren't looking for me because you saw me do miracles. You are looking for me because you ate the bread and were satisfied. 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 the food that spoils. Work for the food that stays good always and gives eternal life. The Son of Man will give you this food, because on him God the Father has put his power." 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 are the things God wants us to do?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus answered, "The work God wants you to do is this: Believe the One he sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 So the people asked, "What miracle will you do? If we see a miracle, we will 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 fathers ate the manna in the desert. This is written in the Scriptures: '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, "I tell you the truth, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; it is my Father who is giving 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 One 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 The people said, "Sir, give us this bread always." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Then Jesus said, "I am the bread that gives life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes 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 But as I told you before, you have seen me and still don't believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 The Father gives me my people. Every one of them will come to me, and I will always accept them. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want 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 Here is what the One who sent me wants me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave me, but I must raise them all 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 Those who see the Son and believe in him have eternal life, and I will raise them on the last day. This is what my Father wants." 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 complain about Jesus because he said, "I am the bread that comes 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, "This is Jesus, the son of Joseph. We know his father and mother. How can he 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 But Jesus answered, "Stop complaining to each other. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 The Father is the One who sent me. No one can come to me unless the Father draws him to me, and I will raise that person 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, 'They will all be taught by God.' 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 is 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 I tell you the truth, whoever believes has eternal life. 47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
48 I am the bread that gives life. 48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but still they died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 Here is the bread that comes down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will never 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. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give up so that the world may have life." 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 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 Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, you must eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood. Otherwise, you won't have real 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 raise them 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 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 living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father. So 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 I am not like the bread your ancestors ate. They ate that bread and still died. I am the bread that came down from heaven, and whoever eats 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 all these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 When the followers of Jesus heard this, many of them said, "This teaching is hard. Who can accept it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 Knowing that his followers were complaining about this, Jesus said, "Does this teaching bother you? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 Then will it also bother you to see the Son of Man going back to the place where he came from? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh doesn't give life. The words I told you are spirit, and 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 some of you don't believe." (Jesus knew from the beginning who did not believe and who would turn against 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 Jesus said, "That is the reason I said, 'If the Father does not bring a person to me, that one cannot come.'" 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 After Jesus said this, many of his followers left him and stopped following him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Jesus asked the twelve followers, "Do you want to leave, too?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, where 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 We believe and know that you are the Holy One from God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Then Jesus answered, "I chose all twelve of you, 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 Jesus was talking about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Judas was one of the twelve, but later he was going to turn against Jesus. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)