John 6

Afterward, Jesus crossed the sea of Galilee, also called of Tiberias; and a great multitude followed him, because they had seen the miraculous cures which he had performed. And Jesus went up on a mountain; where he sat down with his disciples. Now the passover, the Jewish festival, was near. Jesus, lifting up his eyes, and perceiving that a great multitude was flocking to him, said to Philip, Whence shall we buy bread to feed these people? (This he said to try him; for he knew himself, what he was to do.) Philip answered, Two hundred denarii would not purchase bread enough to afford every one a morsel. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, Here is a boy who has five barley loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? 10 Jesus said, Make the men recline. Now, there was much grass in the place. So they reclined; in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and having given thanks, distributed them to those who had reclined. He gave them also of the fishes, as much as they would. 12 When they had eat sufficiently, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments which remain, that nothing be lost. 13 They, therefore, gathered, and with the fragments which the people had left of the five barley loaves, they filled twelve baskets. 14 When those men had seen the miracle which Jesus had wrought they said, This is certainly the prophet who comes into the world.

15 Then Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and carry him off, to make him king, withdrew again, alone, to the mountain. 16 In the evening, his disciples went to the sea, 17 and having embarked, were passing by sea to Capernaum. It was now dark; and Jesus had not come to them. 18 And the water was raised by a tempestuous wind. 19 When they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they observed Jesus walking on the sea, very near the bark, and were afraid. 20 But he said to them, It is I, be not afraid. 21 Then they gladly received him into the bark; and the bark was immediately at the place whither they were going.

22 On the next day, the people who were on the seaside, knowing that there had been but one boat there, and that Jesus went not into the boat with his disciples, who went alone, 23 (other boats, however, arrived from Tiberias, nigh the place where they had eat, after the Lord had given thanks;) 24 knowing, besides, that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, embarked, and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 Having found him on the opposite shore, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come hither? 26 Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw miracles, but because you eat of the loaves, and were satisfied. 27 Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures through eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you; for to him the Father, that is, God, has given his attestation.

28 They asked him, therefore, What are the works which God requires us to do? 29 Jesus answered, This is the work which God requires--that you believe on him whom he has sent forth. 30 They replied, What miracles, then, do you, that seeing it, we may believe you? What do you perform? 31 Our fathers eat the manna in the desert; as it is written, "He gave them bread of heaven to eat." 32 Jesus then said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread of heaven: but my Father gives you the true bread of heaven: 33 for the bread of God is that which descends from heaven, and gives life to the world. 34 They said, therefore, to him, Master, give us always this bread. 35 Jesus answered, I am the bread of life. He who comes to me, shall never hunger; and he who believes on me, shall never thirst. 36 But, as I told you, though you have seen me, you do not believe. 37 All the Father gives me, will come to me; and him who comes to me, I will not reject. 38 For I descended from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 Now, this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none of all he has given me, but raise the whole again at the last day. 40 This is the will of him who sent me, that whoever recognizes the Son, and believes on him, should obtain eternal life, and that I should raise him again at the last day. 41 The Jews then murmured against him, because he said, I am the bread which descended from heaven: 42 and they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How, then, does he say, I descended from heaven! 43 Jesus answered, Murmur not amongst yourselves: 44 no man can come to me, unless the Father, who has sent me, draw him; and him I will raise again at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, "They shall be taught of God." Every one who has heard, and learned from the Father, comes to me. 46 Not that any man, except him who is from God, has seen the Father. 47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes on me has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers eat the manna in the desert, and died. 50 Behold the bread which descended from heaven, that whosoever eats of it may not die. 51 I am the living bread, which descended from heaven. Whosoever eats of this bread, shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I give for the life of the world. 52 The Jews then debated among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Jesus, therefore, said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you have not life in you. 54 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him again at the last day: 55 for my flesh is truly meat, and my blood is truly drink. 56 He who eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, abides in me, and I abide in him. 57 As the Father lives, who sent me; and I live by the Father; even so he, who feeds on me, shall live by me. 58 This is the bread which descended from heaven. It is not like what your fathers eat, for they died: he that eats this bread, shall live for ever. 59 This discourse he spoke in the synagogue, teaching in Capernaum.

60 Many of his disciples having heard it, said, This is hard doctrine; who can understand it? 61 Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, Does this offend you? 62 What if you should see the Son of Man reascending thither, where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing. The words which I speak to you, are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe. (For Jesus knew from the beginning, who they were that did not believe, and who he was that would betray him.) 65 He added, Therefore, I said to you, that no man can come to me, unless it be given him by my Father. 66 From this time, many of his disciples withdrew, and accompanied him no longer. 67 Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away? 68 Simon Peter answered, Master, to whom should we go? You have the words of eternal life: 69 and we believe, and know that you are the Holy One of God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve? yet one of you is a spy. 71 He meant Judas Iscariot, son of Simon; for it was he who was to betray him, though he was one of the twelve.

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