John 6

CHAPTER 6

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

After these things Jesus went forth on the other side of the sea of Galilee -- of Tiberias. And there followed him [2multitude 1a great], for they saw his signs which he did for the invalids. [3went up 1And 4into 5the 6mountain 2Jesus], and there sat down with his disciples. And it was near the passover holiday of the Jews. [3having lifted up 1Then 2Jesus] the eyes, and seeing that a great multitude comes to him, says to Philip, From what place should we buy bread loaves, that these should eat? But this he said testing him, for he knew what he was about to do. [2answered 3to him 1Philip], Of two hundred denarii worth of bread loaves are not sufficient for them, that each of them [2a little 1should receive]. Says to him one from his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, There is [2boy 1one] here who has five bread loaves of barley, and two little fishes; but these, what are they for so many? 10 [3said 1And 2Jesus], Make the men recline! And there was [2grass 1much] in the place. [4reclined 1Then 2the 3men] -- the number was about five thousand. 11 [3took 1And 4the 5bread loaves 2Jesus], and having given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to the ones reclining; in like manner also of the little fishes, as much as they wanted. 12 And as they were filled up, he says to his disciples, Gather together the abounding pieces, that nothing should perish! 13 They gathered together then, and filled twelve hampers of pieces of the five bread loaves of barley, which abounded to the ones having eaten. 14 The men then, having seen what [3did 1sign 2Jesus], said that, This is truly the prophet, the one coming into the world. 15 Jesus then knowing that they were about to come and to seize him by force, that they should make him king, again withdrew unto the mountain himself alone.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

16 And as [2late 1it became], [2went down 1his disciples] unto the sea. 17 And having stepped into the boat, they went to the other side of the sea unto Capernaum. And darkness already was, and [2had not 3come 4with 5them 1Jesus]; 18 in which also the sea [3wind 2by a great 4blowing 1was awakened]. 19 Having rowed then about [2stadiums 1twenty-five] or thirty, they viewed Jesus walking upon the sea, and [2near 3the 4boat 1coming], and they feared. 20 And he says to them, I am he, fear not! 21 They wanted then to receive him into the boat, and immediately the boat became upon the land into which they were going. 22 The next day, the multitude standing on the other side of the sea, seeing that [3boat 2no other 1there was] except one, that one into which [3stepped into 2disciples 1his], and that [2entered not together with 3his disciples 1Jesus] into the boat, but that [3alone 1his disciples 2went forth], 23 (but other [2came 1small boats] from Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread having given thanks to the Lord). 24 When then [3saw 1the 2multitude] that Jesus is not there, nor his disciples, they stepped also themselves into the boats, and came unto Capernaum seeking Jesus.

The Bread of Life

25 And having found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, How [2here 1have you become]? 26 [2answered 3to them 1Jesus] and said, Amen, amen, I say to you, You seek me, not that you saw signs, but that you ate from the bread loaves and were filled. 27 Work not for the food perishing! but the food abiding unto life eternal, which the son of man will give to you; for this one [2the 3father 4set seal upon 1God]! 28 They said then to him, What should we do that we work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you should have trusted in whom that one sent. 30 They said then to him, What [2then 3do you do 1sign], that we should know and we should trust in you? What work do you do? 31  Our fathers [2the 3manna 1ate] in the wilderness, as it is written, Bread from out of the heaven he gave to them to eat. 32 [3said 2then 4to them 1Jesus], Amen, amen, I say to you, Moses has not given to you the bread from the heaven; but my father gives to you the bread from the heaven -- the true. 33  For the bread of God is the one descending from out of the heaven, and [2life 1giving] to the world. 34 They said then to him, O Master, at all times give to us this bread! 35 [3said 1And 4to them 2Jesus], I am the bread of life; the one coming to me, in no way should hunger; and the one believing in me, in no way should thirst at any time. 36 But I said to you, that even you have seen me and do not trust. 37 All which [3gives 4to me 1the 2father], [2to 3me 1shall come]; and the one coming to me in no way shall I cast outside. 38 For I have descended from the heaven, not that I should do [2will 1my], but the will of the one having sent me. 39 And this is the will of the [2having sent 3me 1father], that all which he has given to me I should not lose of it, but should raise it in the last day. 40 And this is the will of the one having sent me, that every one viewing the son, and trusting in him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up, I myself in the last day.

Jesus Rejected by the Jews

41 [3were grumbling 4then 1The 2Jews] concerning him, because he said, I am the bread, the one descending from out of the heaven. 42 And they said, [3not 2this 1is] Jesus the son of Joseph, of whom we know the father and the mother? How then says this one that, From out of the heaven I have descended? 43 [2answered 3then 1Jesus] and said to them, Do not grumble with one another! 44 No one is able to come to me unless the father, the one having sent me, should draw him; and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they will be all instructed of God. Every one then hearing from the father, and having learned, comes to me. 46 Not that [3the 4father 1anyone 2has seen], except the one being from God, this one has seen the father. 47 Amen, amen, I say to you, The one trusting in me has life eternal. 48 I am the bread of life. 49  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died. 50 This is the bread, the one [2from 3the 4heaven 1descending], that whoever [2of 3it 1should eat] even should not die. 51 I am the [2bread 1living], the one [2from 3the 4heaven 1having descended]. If anyone shall eat from this bread, he shall live into the eon. [2also 3the 4bread 1But] which I shall give [2my flesh 1is], which I shall give for the [2of the 3world 1life]. 52 [4were quarreling 1Then 5with 6one another 2the 3Jews], saying, How will this one be able to give us flesh to eat? 53 [3said 1Then 4to them 2Jesus], Amen, amen, I say to you, Unless you should have eaten the flesh of the son of man, and should have drunk of his blood, you shall not have life in yourselves. 54 The one chewing of my flesh, and drinking of my blood, has life eternal, and I will raise him up in the last day. 55  For my flesh truly is solid food, and my blood truly is drink. 56 The one chewing of my flesh, and drinking of my blood, [2in 3me 1abides], and I in him. 57 As [4sent 5me 1the 2living 3father], I also live on account of the father; and the one chewing me, that one shall live through me. 58 This is the bread [2from out of 3the 4heaven 1having descended]. Not as [3ate 2fathers 1your] the manna and died; the one chewing this bread shall live into the eon. 59 These things he said in the synagogue teaching in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Grumble Concerning Jesus

60 Many then having heard from out of his disciples said, [3is hard 1this 2word], who is able to hear it? 61 [3knowing 1And 2Jesus] in himself that [2grumbled 3concerning 4this 1his disciples], said to them, This causes you to stumble? 62 What then if you should view the son of man ascending where he was formerly? 63 The spirit is the one restoring to life, the flesh does not benefit anyone; the sayings which I speak to you -- it is spirit, and it is life. 64 But there are of you ones who do not believe. [3knew 1For 4from 5the beginning 2Jesus] who are the ones not believing, and who it is that shall be delivering him up. 65 And he said, On account of this I have said to you, that no one is able to come to me, unless it should be given to him from my father.

The Words of Life

66 Because of this, many [2departed 1of his disciples] to the rear, and no longer [2with 3him 1walked]. 67 [3said 1Then 2Jesus] to the twelve, Do you also want to go away? 68 [4answered 1Then 5to him 2Simon 3Peter], O Lord, to whom shall we go forth? [2the words 3of life 4eternal 1You have]. 69 And we have believed and have known that you are the Christ, the son of the living God. 70 [2responded 3to them 1Jesus], Did I not [2you 3the 4twelve 1choose], and [2of 3you 1one 5a devil 4is]? 71 But he spoke of Judas son of Simon Iscariot; for this one was about to deliver him up, being one of the twelve.
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