1 After these things Jesus went beyond the Sea of Galilee, of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw the miracles He was doing in behalf of the sick. 3 And Jesus came into the mountain; and was sitting there with His disciples.
4 And the passover, the feast of the Jews, was nigh. 5 Therefore Jesus lifting up His eyes, and seeing that a great multitude is coming to Him, He says to Philip, Whence can we purchase bread, that these may eat? 6 He spoke this testing him; for He knew what He was about to do.
7 Philip responded to Him, The loaves of two hundred denaria are not sufficient for these, that each one may receive a little.
8 And one of His disciples, Andrew, the brother of Peter, says to Him, 9 There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fishes: but what are these among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. And there was much grass in the place. However the men sat down in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the bread; and gave thanks, and gave it to the disciples, and the disciples to the people sitting down; and likewise also of the fishes so much as they wished.
12 And when they were filled, He says to His disciples, Gather up the remaining fragments, that nothing may be lost. 13 Then they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets from the live barley loaves, which remained to those having eaten.
14 Then the people, seeing the miracle which Jesus did, were saying, that, This is truly the prophet who is coming into the world. 15 And Jesus knowing that they are about to come and take Him, that they may make Him king, departs again into the mountain Himself alone.
16 And when it was evening, His disciples went down to the sea; 17 and embarking in the ship, they were going to the other side of the sea into Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them; 18 and the sea wrought, a great wind blowing. 19 Then having gone about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and being near the ship; and were terrified.
20 And He says to them, I am here; fear not. 21 Then they wished to receive Him into the ship, and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going.
22 On the following day the multitude standing beyond the sea saw that there was no other ship there, except one, and that Jesus did not go along with His disciples into the ship, but His disciples went away alone 23 (other ships came from Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread, the Lord having given thanks). 24 And when the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they went into ships, and came into Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And having found Him beyond the sea, they said to Him, Master, when did you come hither?
26 Jesus responded to them and said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, You seek me not because you saw the miracles, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labor not for the food that perishes, but the food that abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man gives to you: for this God the Father hath sealed.
28 Then they said to Him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God?
29 Jesus responded and said to them, This is the work of God, that you may believe on Him whom He hath sent.
30 Then they said to Him, Then what miracle do you perform, that we may see, and believe you, what you may do? 31 Our fathers ate manna in the wilderness; as has been written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say unto 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 the One coming down from heaven, and giving life to the world.
34 Then they said to Him, Lord, evermore give to us this bread.
35 Then Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; the one coming unto me can never hunger, and the one believing on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That you have seen, and you do not believe. 37 Everything which the Father giveth unto me shall come to me; and him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out. 38 Because I have come down from heaven, not that I may do my own will, but the will of Him that sent me. 39 And this is the will of the One having sent me, that everything that the Father has given unto me I shall lose nothing of it, but I shall raise it up in the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one seeing the Son, and believing on Him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up in the last day.
41 Then the Jews were murmuring concerning Him, because He said, I am the bread having come down from heaven, 42 and they continued to say, Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how does He now say; I have come down from heaven?
43 Jesus responded and said to them, Murmur not with one another. 44 No one is able to come unto me, unless the Father who sent me may draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, They shall all be taught of God; every one hearing and learning from the Father, comes to me. 46 No one has seen the Father, except the One who is with God, He hath seen God.
47 Truly, truly, I say unto you, the one believing has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died; 50 this is the bread coming down from heaven, that any one may eat of it, and not die. 51 I am the living bread, having come down from heaven; if any one may eat of me the bread, he will live forever: and the bread which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
52 Then the Jews were contending with one another, saying, How is this One able to give unto us His flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Unless you may eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 The one eating my flesh and drinking my blood has eternal life; and I will raise him up in the last day. 55 For my flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink. 56 The one eating my flesh and drinking my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live through the Father; truly the one eating me, shall also live through me. 58 He is the bread having come down from heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died: the one eating this bread shall live forever.
59 And He spoke these things in the synagogue, teaching in Capernaum.
60 Then many of His disciples, hearing, said, This is a hard sermon; who is able to hear it?
61 And Jesus knowing in Himself that His disciples are murmuring concerning it, said to them, Does this offend you? 62 If then you may see the Son of man ascending up, where He was formerly? 63 The Spirit is the One who creates life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and life. 64 But there are certain ones of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning that there are certain ones not believing, and there is one going to betray Him. 65 And He said, Therefore I have said unto you, that no one is able to come unto me, unless it may have been given unto him of the Father.
66 Moreover from this many of His disciples went back, and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, Do you also wish to go away?
68 Simon Peter responded to Him, Lord, to whom shall we go away? thou hast the words of eternal life; 69 we have believed and we know that thou art the Holy One of God.
70 Jesus responded to them, Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is devilish? 71 But He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon, for he was going to betray Him, being one of the twelve.