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John 6

NLT 1 After this, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. NIV 1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), NLT 2 And a huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miracles as he healed the sick. NIV 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. NLT 3 Then Jesus went up into the hills and sat down with his disciples around him. NIV 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. NLT 4 (It was nearly time for the annual Passover celebration.) NIV 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near. NLT 5 Jesus soon saw a great crowd of people climbing the hill, looking for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, "Philip, where can we buy bread to feed all these people?" NIV 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?" NLT 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. NIV 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. NLT 7 Philip replied, "It would take a small fortune to feed them!" NIV 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!" NLT 8 Then Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up. NIV 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, NLT 9 "There's a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?" NIV 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" NLT 10 "Tell everyone to sit down," Jesus ordered. So all of them -- the men alone numbered five thousand -- sat down on the grassy slopes. NIV 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. NLT 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and passed them out to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate until they were full. NIV 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. NLT 12 "Now gather the leftovers," Jesus told his disciples, "so that nothing is wasted." NIV 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." NLT 13 There were only five barley loaves to start with, but twelve baskets were filled with the pieces of bread the people did not eat! NIV 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. NLT 14 When the people saw this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, "Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!" NIV 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." NLT 15 Jesus saw that they were ready to take him by force and make him king, so he went higher into the hills alone. NIV 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. NLT 16 That evening his disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. NIV 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, NLT 17 But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn't come back, they got into the boat and headed out across the lake toward Capernaum. NIV 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. NLT 18 Soon a gale swept down upon them as they rowed, and the sea grew very rough. NIV 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. NLT 19 They were three or four miles out when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, NIV 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. NLT 20 but he called out to them, "I am here! Don't be afraid." NIV 20 But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid." NLT 21 Then they were eager to let him in, and immediately the boat arrived at their destination! NIV 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. NLT 22 The next morning, back across the lake, crowds began gathering on the shore, waiting to see Jesus. For they knew that he and his disciples had come over together and that the disciples had gone off in their boat, leaving him behind. NIV 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. NLT 23 Several boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the Lord had blessed the bread and the people had eaten. NIV 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. NLT 24 When the crowd saw that Jesus wasn't there, nor his disciples, they got into the boats and went across to Capernaum to look for him. NIV 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. NLT 25 When they arrived and found him, they asked, "Teacher, how did you get here?" NIV 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?" NLT 26 Jesus replied, "The truth is, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you saw the miraculous sign. NIV 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. NLT 27 But you shouldn't be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, the Son of Man, can give you. For God the Father has sent me for that very purpose." NIV 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." NLT 28 They replied, "What does God want us to do?" NIV 28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?" NLT 29 Jesus told them, "This is what God wants you to do: Believe in the one he has sent." NIV 29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." NLT 30 They replied, "You must show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What will you do for us? NIV 30 So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? NLT 31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! As the Scriptures say, 'Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" NIV 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' " NLT 32 Jesus said, "I assure you, Moses didn't give them bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. NIV 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. NLT 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." NIV 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." NLT 34 "Sir," they said, "give us that bread every day of our lives." NIV 34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread." NLT 35 Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry again. Those who believe in me will never thirst. NIV 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. NLT 36 But you haven't believed in me even though you have seen me. NIV 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. NLT 37 However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. NIV 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. NLT 38 For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do what I want. NIV 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. NLT 39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day. NIV 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. NLT 40 For it is my Father's will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life -- that I should raise them at the last day." NIV 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." NLT 41 Then the people began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, "I am the bread from heaven." NIV 41 At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." NLT 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'?" NIV 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'?" NLT 43 But Jesus replied, "Don't complain about what I said. NIV 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered. NLT 44 For people can't come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them from the dead. NIV 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. NLT 45 As it is written in the Scriptures, 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to me. NIV 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. NLT 46 (Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.) NIV 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. NLT 47 "I assure you, anyone who believes in me already has eternal life. NIV 47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. NLT 48 Yes, I am the bread of life! NIV 48 I am the bread of life. NLT 49 Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. NIV 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. NLT 50 However, the bread from heaven gives eternal life to everyone who eats it. NIV 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. NLT 51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; this bread is my flesh, offered so the world may live." NIV 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." NLT 52 Then the people began arguing with each other about what he meant. "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" they asked. NIV 52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" NLT 53 So Jesus said again, "I assure you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. NIV 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. NLT 54 But those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them at the last day. NIV 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. NLT 55 For my flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink. NIV 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. NLT 56 All who eat my flesh and drink my blood remain in me, and I in them. NIV 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. NLT 57 I live by the power of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, those who partake of me will live because of me. NIV 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. NLT 58 I am the true bread from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever and not die as your ancestors did, even though they ate the manna." NIV 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." NLT 59 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. NIV 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. NLT 60 Even his disciples said, "This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?" NIV 60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?" NLT 61 Jesus knew within himself that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, "Does this offend you? NIV 61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you? NLT 62 Then what will you think if you see me, the Son of Man, return to heaven again? NIV 62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! NLT 63 It is the Spirit who gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. NIV 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. NLT 64 But some of you don't believe me." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who didn't believe, and he knew who would betray him.) NIV 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. NLT 65 Then he said, "That is what I meant when I said that people can't come to me unless the Father brings them to me." NIV 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." NLT 66 At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. NIV 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. NLT 67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, "Are you going to leave, too?" NIV 67 "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. NLT 68 Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life. NIV 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. NLT 69 We believe them, and we know you are the Holy One of God." NIV 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God." NLT 70 Then Jesus said, "I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil." NIV 70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!" NLT 71 He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, one of the Twelve, who would betray him. NIV 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)