John 6:16-58

Jesus Walks on Water

16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles
Greek twenty-five or thirty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened.
20 b  But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

I Am the Bread of Life

22On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only c  one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord d  had given thanks. 24 e  So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and f  went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him g  Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you h  you are seeking me, not because you saw i  signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 j  Do not work for the food that perishes, but for k  the food that endures to eternal life, which l  the Son of Man will give to you. For on m  him God the Father has n  set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing o  the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, This is the work of God p  that you believe in him whom q  he has sent.” 30So they said to him r  Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 s  Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written t  ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32Jesus then said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is u  he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him v  Sir, give us this bread always.”

35Jesus said to them, w  I am the bread of life; x  whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 y  All that z  the Father gives me will come to me, and aa  whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38For ab  I have come down from heaven, not to do ac  my own will but ad  the will of him ae  who sent me. 39And af  this is the will of him who sent me ag  that I should lose nothing of ah  all that he has given me, but ai  raise it up on the last day. 40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who aj  looks on the Son and ak  believes in him al  should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, am  I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said an  Is not this Jesus ao  the son of Joseph, whose father and mother ap  we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me aq  draws him. And ar  I will raise him up on the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets, as  And they will all be at  taught by God.’ au  Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me 46 av  not that anyone has seen the Father except aw  he who is from God; he ax  has seen the Father. 47Truly, truly, I say to you ay  whoever believes has eternal life. 48 az  I am the bread of life. 49 ba  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and bb  they died. 50 bc  This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it bd  and not die. 51I am the living bread be  that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give bf  for the life of the world is bg  my flesh.”

52The Jews then bh  disputed among themselves, saying, bi  How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of bj  the Son of Man and drink his blood, you bk  have no life in you. 54Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood bl  has eternal life, and bm  I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood bn  abides in me, and I in him. 57As bo  the living Father bp  sent me, and bq  I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 br  This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread
Greek lacks  the bread
the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
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