1 AFTER these things Jesus went across the lake of Galilee, the Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which he performed on the sick. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain and sat there with his disciples. 3 1-2 miles], they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the ship, and they were afraid.
4 And the passover was nigh, the feast of the Jews. 5 Then Jesus lining up his eyes, and seeing many people come to him, said to Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? 6 But this he said to try him; for he knew what he was about to do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii [$28] worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that each may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 9 There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fishes; but what are these for so many?
10 Jesus said, Make the men sit down. And there was much grass in the place. The men, therefore, sat down in number about five thousand. 11 Then Jesus took the bread, and having given thanks, distributed it to those reclining; likewise also of the fishes, as much as they wished.
12 And when they were filled he said to his disciples, Collect the fragments that remain over, that nothing may be lost. 13 Then they collected, and filled twelve traveling-baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which remained over to those who had eaten.
14 Then the men, seeing what a miracle Jesus had performed, said, This is truly the prophet who was to come into the world. 15 And Jesus knowing that they were about to come and take him by force to make him a king, went up to the mountain himself alone.
16 And when it was evening, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 and entering into the ship were crossing the lake to Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them, 18 and the lake was made rough by a great wind blowing. 19 Then having gone about twenty-five or thirty stadiums [3 or
20 But he said to them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 Then they willingly took him into the ship, and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going.
22 ON the next day, the multitude standing on the other side of the lake seeing that there was no other boat there except one, and that Jesus entered not into the ship with his disciples but his disciples had gone away alone,??23 but other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten bread after the Lord gave thanks,??24 when, therefore, the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they went into the ships and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And finding him on the other side of the lake they said to him, Rabbi, when came you hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, I tell you most truly, you seek me not because you saw miracles, but because you eat of the bread and were filled. 27 Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you; for him has God the Father sealed.
29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God; to believe on him whom he has sent.
30 Then they said to him, What miracle do you perform, that we may see and believe you? what work do you perform? 31 Our fathers eat the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said to them, I tell you most truly, Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven; 33 for the bread of God is he that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.
35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you, that you have seen me and believe not. 37 Every thing which the Father gives to me shall come to me, and him that comes to me I will by no means cast out; 38 for I came down from heaven not to do my will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the will of him that sent me; that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 Then the Jews complained of him because he said, I am the bread which came down 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 came down from heaven?
43 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Complain not among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me shall draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And all shall be taught of God. Every one who has heard and learned of the Father comes to me. 46 Not that any one has seen the Father except he that is from God; he has seen the Father.
47 I tell you most truly, He that believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers eat manna in the wilderness, and died; 50 this is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
52 Then the Jews contended one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said to them, I tell you most truly, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink. 56 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood continues in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me and I live by the Father, so he that eats me shall live by me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers eat and died, he that eats this bread shall live forever.
61 And Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples complained of this, said to them, Does this offend you? 62 [What], then if you should see the Son of man ascend where he was formerly? 63 The Spirit is that which makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who he was that would betray him. 65 And on that account he said, I told you that no one can come to me unless it has been given him by my Father.
66 From this time many of his disciples went away from following him, and walked no more with him. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve Will you also go away?
68 Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed and know that you are the Holy [Son] of God.