John 6

After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, that is, the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miraculous signs which he performed on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. When Jesus lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company coming to him, he said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to test him: for he knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii of bread is not sufficient for every one of them to have a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves, and two small fish: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to those who were seated; and he did likewise with the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing may be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the miraculous sign that Jesus did, said, This is truly the prophet who is to come into the world. 15 When Jesus perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again to the mountain by himself. 16 And when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 And entered into a boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18 And the sea arose because of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the boat: and they were afraid. 20 But he said to them, It is I; do not be afraid. 21 Then they gladly received him into the boat: and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. 22 The day following, the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except the one into which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus did not go with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 But now some other boats came from Tiberias near to the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 When the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come here? 26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the miraculous signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for on him has God the Father set his seal. 28 Then they said to him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent. 30 Therefore they said to him, What sign do you show then, that we may see, and believe you? what work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world. 34 Then they said to him, Lord, give us this bread always. 35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he who comes to me shall never hunger; and he who believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you, That you have seen me, and do not believe. 37 All those whom the Father gives me shall come to me; and he who comes to me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that of all he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up on the last day. 40 And this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes in him, may have eternal life: and I will raise him up on the last day. 41 Then the Jews murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42 And they said, Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he now says, I came down from heaven? 43 Jesus answered and said to them, Do not murmur among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, unless the Father who sent me draws him: and I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught by God. Therefore, every man who has heard, and has learned from the Father, comes to me. 46 Not that any man has seen the Father, except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52 The Jews then argued among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live by the Father: so he who eats me shall live because of me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven: not as the fathers ate manna, and died: he who eats this bread shall live forever. 59 These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 Many of his disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them, Does this offend you? 62 What then if you should see the Son of man ascend to where he was before? 63 The spirit gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words 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 those who did not believe, and who would betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore I said to you, that no one can come to me, unless it is granted to him by the Father. 66 From that time many of his disciples drew back, and no longer walked with him. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, Do you also want to go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and have come to know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for it was he, one of the twelve, who would betray him.
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