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1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, 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 kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing 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 the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, "Where are we to 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 said this to test him, 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 Philip answered him, "Six months' wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get 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 boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among 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, "Make the people sit down." Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. 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 when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also 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 When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, "Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may 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 So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, 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 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, "This is indeed 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 When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again 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 down to the sea, 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now 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 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and 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; do not be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward 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 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that 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 Then some boats from Tiberias came near 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 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking 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 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, "Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 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 the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father 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 Then they said to him, "What must we do to perform the works of God?" 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent." 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30 So they said to him, "What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 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 wilderness; 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, "Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but 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 For the bread of God is that which 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 They said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of 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 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 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never 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 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 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it 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 This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and 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 him 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 were saying, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, "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 answered them, "Do not complain among yourselves. 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
44 No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent 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, "And they shall all be taught by God.' 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 the one 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 Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes 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 wilderness, and they died. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so 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 that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of 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 then disputed 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 So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell 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 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 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 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
57 Just as 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 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one 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 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, "This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, 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 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 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 is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and 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 among you there are some who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one 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 And he said, "For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted 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 Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 So Jesus asked the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom can 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 We have come to 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 answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve? 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 He was speaking of Judas son of Simon Iscariot, for he, though one of the twelve, was going to betray him. 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)