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John Chapter 6

1After these things, Jesus went away across the sea of Galilee, of Tiberias, 2and a large crowd followed him, because they had seen his signs which he performed on the infirm. 3Then Jesus went up into the mountain, and sat there with his disciples. 4Incidentally, the Passover was near, the Jews' festival. 5Then Jesus lifted up his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, and he said to Philip, “From where can we buy loaves of bread so that these may eat?” 6But he said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Two hundred denaries' worth of bread would not suffice for them, so that each of them could take a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, 9“There is one little boy here who has five barley loaves and two cooked fish, but what is that for so many?” 10But Jesus said, “Have the men recline.” Now there was a lot of grass in the place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. 11And Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks, and distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples distributed them to those reclining. And they did the same with the cooked fish – as much as they wanted. 12And when they were full, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces which are left over so that nothing goes to waste.” 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets of pieces from the five barley loaves which those who had eaten had left over. 14Then when the men had seen the sign which Jesus had performed, they said, “This is truly the prophet who was to come into the world.” 15So Jesus, who knew they would come and seize him to make him king, withdrew to the mountain alone. 16Then when evening had come, his disciples went down to the sea, 17and they went on board a boat and were going across the sea to Capernaum. Now dark had already fallen, and Jesus had not come to them, 18and the sea was being stirred up, with a strong wind blowing. 19Then when they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stades, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near to the boat, and they were afraid. 20But he said to them, “I am; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to the place which they were heading for. 22The next day, the crowd who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there had been no other boat there, except the one which his disciples had boarded, and that Jesus had not gone with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples had departed alone, 23but that boats had come from Tiberias near to the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves went into the boats and went to Capernaum, looking for Jesus. 25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you arrive here?” 26Jesus replied to them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate the bread and had your fill. 27Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures, leading to age-abiding life, which the son of man will give you. For the father, God, has sealed him.” 28Then they said to him, “What should we do to do the works of God?” 29Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you should believe in him whom he has sent.” 30Then they said to him, “What sign will you perform then for us to see and believe you? What will you perform? 31Our fathers ate manna in the desert, as it stands written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who descends from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34Then they said to him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” 35And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not hunger at all, and he who believes in me will not ever thirst at all. 36But I said to you, ‘Although you have seen me, you still don't believe.’ 37Everything that the father gives me will come to me, and I will certainly not cast out him who comes to me. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do my will, but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of the father who sent me, that I should not lose any part of anything that he has given me, but that I should raise it up on the last day. 40And this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who sees the son and believes in him should have age-abiding life, and that I should raise him up on the last day.” 41Then the Jews murmured about him, because he had said, “I am the bread which has come down from heaven.” 42And they said, “Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How come, then, he says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43So Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. 44No-one can come to me, unless the father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. 45It stands written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ So everyone who hears from the father and has learnt comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the father, except him who is from God – he has seen the father. 47Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me has age-abiding life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate manna in the desert and died. 50This is the bread which comes down from heaven, so that a person should eat it and not die. 51I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If a person eats this bread, he will live throughout the age. And moreover, the bread which I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” 52Then the Jews contended with each other, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, if you do not eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood, you do not have life in you. 54He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has age-abiding life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is truly food, and my blood is truly drink. 56He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57As the living father sent me, so I live because of the father. And as for him who eats me, he will also live because of me. 58This is the bread which has come down from heaven, not comparable to how your fathers ate the manna and died. He who eats this bread will live throughout the age.” 59He said these things in the synagogue while teaching in Capernaum. 60Then many of his disciples who had heard him said, “This speech is hard. Who can listen to him?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were murmuring about this, said to them, “Does this offend you? 62What, then, if you should see the son of man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the spirit which makes alive; the flesh is of no benefit. The words which I am speaking to you are spirit and are life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe and who it was who would betray him. 65And he said, “This is why I have said to you that no-one can come to me, unless it has been granted to him by my father.” 66At this many of his disciples went back and no longer walked with him. 67Then Jesus said to the twelve, “You don't also wish to go away, do you?” 68Then Simon Peter replied to him, “Lord, to whom could we go. You have the words of age-abiding life, 69and we have believed, and know, that you are the Christ, the son of the living God.” 70Jesus replied to them, “Did I not choose you twelve? Yet one of you is a devil.” 71He was speaking here of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. For this man was going to betray him, being one of the twelve.

Reference(s) in Chapter 6: v.20 ↔ Exodus 3:14 ● v.31 ↔ Psalm 78:24 ● v.45 ↔ Isaiah 54:13, Jeremiah 31:33-34.

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