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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 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who 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 on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where 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 But this He said to test 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 denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have 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, said to Him, 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, 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 Then Jesus said, "Make the people 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 them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, 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 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is 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 up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over 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 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly 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 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had 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 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; 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 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 willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land 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 following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His 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 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate 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 therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking 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 found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to 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 Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate 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 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal 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 said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may 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 to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work 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; 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 to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the 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 For the bread of God is He 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 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in 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 to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means 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 have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but 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 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up 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 who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in 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 complained about 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 says, 'I have come 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 to them, "Do not murmur among yourselves. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
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. 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 all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father 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 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He 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 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting 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 fathers ate the 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 comes down from heaven, that one may eat of 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 which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall 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 quarreled 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 to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, 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 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has 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 food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides 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 sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds 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 which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who 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 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand 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 complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you 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 who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and 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 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by 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 with Him no more. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? 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 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the 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 spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would 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.)