22The 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.23Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.24Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”26Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”30So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”32Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, 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.33For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”34“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.37All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”41At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”42They 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“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered.44“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.47Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.48I am the bread of life.49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”52Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”53Jesus 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.54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.57Just 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.58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”59He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
1These were the divisions of the descendants of Aaron: The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, and they had no sons; so Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests.3With the help of Zadok a descendant of Eleazar and Ahimelek a descendant of Ithamar, David separated them into divisions for their appointed order of ministering.4A larger number of leaders were found among Eleazar’s descendants than among Ithamar’s, and they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of families from Eleazar’s descendants and eight heads of families from Ithamar’s descendants.5They divided them impartially by casting lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.6The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelek son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites—one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.7The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,8the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,9the fifth to Malkijah, the sixth to Mijamin,10the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shekaniah,12the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,13the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,14the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,15the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,17the twenty-first to Jakin, the twenty-second to Gamul,18the twenty-third to Delaiah and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.19This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the LORD, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
20As for the rest of the descendants of Levi: from the sons of Amram: Shubael; from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.21As for Rehabiah, from his sons: Ishiah was the first.22From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.23The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.24The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir.25The brother of Micah: Ishiah; from the sons of Ishiah: Zechariah.26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The son of Jaaziah: Beno.27The sons of Merari: from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zakkur and Ibri.28From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.29From Kish: the son of Kish: Jerahmeel.30And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, according to their families.31They also cast lots, just as their relatives the descendants of Aaron did, in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelek, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.
1Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.2The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.3“My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the LORD Almighty will care for his flock, the people of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle.4From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.5Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the LORD is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.6“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7The Ephraimites will become like warriors, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD.8I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them; they will be as numerous as before.9Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return.10I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for them.11They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria’s pride will be brought down and Egypt’s scepter will pass away.12I will strengthen them in the LORDand in his name they will live securely,” declares the LORD.