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1 After these things, Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is 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 great multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were 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 into the mountain, and he sat there with his disciples. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to him, said to Philip, "Where are we to 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 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 everyone of them may receive 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 these 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 Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in that 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 Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; likewise also of the fish 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 they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, 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 So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from 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 When therefore the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they said, "This is truly the prophet who comes 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 therefore, perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into 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 and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now 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 The sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
19 When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to 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. Don't be afraid." 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."
21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat. 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 next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except the one which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus hadn't entered with his disciples into the boat, but his disciples went 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 boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate 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 multitude therefore saw that Jesus wasn't there, neither his disciples, they themselves got into the 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 When they found him on the other side of the sea, 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 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly I tell you, you seek me, not because you saw 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 Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For the Father, even God, has sealed 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 They said therefore to him, "What must 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 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 They said therefore to him, "What then do you do for a sign, that we may see, and believe you? What work 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 fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. 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 Jesus therefore said to them, "Most assuredly, I tell you, it wasn't Moses who gave you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you 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 the bread of God 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 They said therefore to him, "Lord, always give us this bread." 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35 Jesus said to them. "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who 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 told you that you have seen me, and yet don't believe. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All those who the Father gives me will come to me. Him who comes to me I will in no way throw 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 my Father who sent me, that of all he has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise them 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 This is the will of the one who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in him, should have eternal 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 therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, "I am 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 said, "Isn't this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then does he say, '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 Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't 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 in 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.' Therefore everyone who hears from the Father, and has learned, 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 any man 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 tell you, he who believes in me 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 fathers 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 which comes down out of heaven, that a man 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 out of heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. Yes, the bread which I will give is my flesh, 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 contended with one another, 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 therefore said to them, "Most assuredly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves. 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 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 lives 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, he will also 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 -- not as our fathers ate the manna, and died. 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 hear it?" 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble? 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What if you would 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 who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak 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 don't believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who didn't believe, and who it was 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 He said, "For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given 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 At this, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 Jesus said therefore to the twelve, "You don't also want to go away, do you?" 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would 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 Christ, the Son of the living God." 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
70 Jesus answered them, "Didn't I 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 Now he spoke of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, 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.)