John 6:22-58 - Discourse About The Bread Of Life

22 The day following, the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other ship there save that one wherein his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not in with his disciples into the ship: but that his disciples were gone away alone. 23 Howbeit, there came other ships from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they ate bread, when the Lord had blessed. 24 Then when the people saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping and came to Capernaum seeking for Jesus.

25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, "Rabbi, when camest thou hither?"

26 Jesus answered them and said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles: but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat that endureth unto everlasting life, which meat the son of man shall give unto you. For him hath God the father sealed."

28 Then said they unto him, "What shall we do that we might work the works of God?"

29 Jesus answered, and said unto them, "This is the work of God: that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."

30 They said unto him, "What sign showest thou, then, that we may see and believe thee? What dost thou work? 31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert, as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

32 Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you bread from heaven: but my father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For he is the bread of God, which cometh down from heaven and giveth life unto the world."

34 Then said they unto him, "Lord, ever more give us this bread."

35 And Jesus said unto them, "I am that bread of life. He that cometh to me, shall not hunger: and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye have seen me, and yet believe ye not. 37 All that the father giveth me, shall come to me: and him that cometh to me, cast I not away. 38 For I came down from heaven: not to do mine own will, but his will which hath sent me. 39 And this is the father's will which hath sent me: that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing; but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me: That every man which seeth the son, and believeth on him, have everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day."

41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am that bread which is come down from heaven." 42 And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father, and mother we know? How is it then that he sayeth, I came down from heaven?"

43 Jesus answered and said unto them, "Murmur not between yourselves. 44 No man can come to me except the father, which hath sent me, draw him. And I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, 'That they shall all be taught of God.' Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the father, cometh unto me: 46 not that any man hath seen the father, save he which is of God. The same hath seen the father.

47 Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 "I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness: and are dead. 50 This, is that bread which cometh from heaven: that he which of it eateth, should also not die. 51 I am that 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 And the Jews strove among themselves, saying, "How can this fellow give us his flesh to eat?"

53 Then Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, ye shall not have life in you. 54 Whosoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, the same hath eternal life: And I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me: and I in him. 57 As the living father hath sent me, even so live I by my father: and he that eateth me, shall live by me. 58 This is the bread which came from heaven: not as your fathers have eaten manna and are dead. He that eateth of this bread, shall live ever."