John 6:14

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

John 6:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
ESV
14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, "This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!"
NLT
14 When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!”
MSG
14 The people realized that God was at work among them in what Jesus had just done. They said, "This is the Prophet for sure, God's Prophet right here in Galilee!"
CSB
14 When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, "This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!"

John 6:14 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:14

Then those men
The five thousand men, who had been fed with the loaves and fishes:

when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did;
in feeding so many of them, with so small a quantity of food; in multiplying the provision in such a prodigious manner, that after they had eaten to the full, so many baskets of fragments were taken up:

said, this is of a truth that prophet that should come into the
world;
meaning that prophet, that Moses spoke of, in ( Deuteronomy 18:15 ) ; for the ancient Jews understood this passage of the Messiah, though the modern ones apply it to others; (See Gill on Acts 3:22). And these men concluded that Jesus was that prophet, or the true Messiah, from the miracle he wrought; in which he appeared, not only to be like to Moses, but greater than he.

John 6:14 In-Context

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 and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
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 lake,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S John 2:11
  • 2. Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Matthew 11:3; S Matthew 21:11