Thematic Bible

John 6:1 (show verse)

After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias).

John 6:2 (show verse)

And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing by healing the sick.

John 6:3 (show verse)

So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples.

John 6:4 (show verse)

Now the Passover, a Jewish festival, was near.

John 6:5 (show verse)

Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip,“Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?”

John 6:6 (show verse)

He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.

John 6:7 (show verse)

Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”

John 6:8 (show verse)

One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,

John 6:9 (show verse)

“There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish—but what are they for so many?”

John 6:10 (show verse)

Then Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. The men numbered about 5,000.

John 6:11 (show verse)

Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were seated—so also with the fish, as much as they wanted.

John 6:12 (show verse)

When they were full, He told His disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.”

John 6:13 (show verse)

So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.

John 6:14 (show verse)

When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, “This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!”

John 6:15 (show verse)

Therefore, when Jesus knew that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He withdrew again to the mountain by Himself.

John 6:16 (show verse)

When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

John 6:17 (show verse)

got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them.

John 6:18 (show verse)

Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn.

John 6:19 (show verse)

After they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they were afraid.

John 6:20 (show verse)

But He said to them, “It is I.Don’t be afraid!”

John 6:21 (show verse)

Then they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.

John 6:22 (show verse)

The next day, the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea knew there had been only one boat. They also knew that Jesus had not boarded the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone off alone.

John 6:23 (show verse)

Some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord gave thanks.

John 6:24 (show verse)

When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

John 6:25 (show verse)

When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?”

John 6:26 (show verse)

Jesus answered, “I assure you: You are looking for Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled.

John 6:27 (show verse)

Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him.”

John 6:28 (show verse)

“What can we do to perform the works of God?” they asked.

John 6:29 (show verse)

Jesus replied, “This is the work of God—that you believe in the One He has sent.”

John 6:30 (show verse)

“What sign then are You going to do so we may see and believe You?” they asked. “What are You going to perform?

John 6:31 (show verse)

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

John 6:32 (show verse)

Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Moses didn’t give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the real bread from heaven.

John 6:33 (show verse)

For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

John 6:34 (show verse)

Then they said, “Sir, give us this bread always!”

John 6:35 (show verse)

“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.

John 6:36 (show verse)

But as I told you, you’ve seen Me, and yet you do not believe.

John 6:37 (show verse)

Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out.

John 6:38 (show verse)

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 6:39 (show verse)

This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day.

John 6:40 (show verse)

For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

John 6:41 (show verse)

Therefore the Jews started complaining about Him because He said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”

John 6:42 (show verse)

They were saying, “Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can He now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

John 6:43 (show verse)

Jesus answered them, “Stop complaining among yourselves.

John 6:44 (show verse)

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:45 (show verse)

It is written in the Prophets:And they will all be taught by God.Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me—

John 6:46 (show verse)

not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God. He has seen the Father.

John 6:47 (show verse)

“I assure you: Anyone who believes has eternal life.

John 6:48 (show verse)

I am the bread of life.

John 6:49 (show verse)

Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

John 6:50 (show verse)

This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that anyone may eat of it and not die.

John 6:51 (show verse)

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”

John 6:52 (show verse)

At that, the Jews argued among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

John 6:53 (show verse)

So Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves.

John 6:54 (show verse)

Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day,

John 6:55 (show verse)

because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink.

John 6:56 (show verse)

The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him.

John 6:57 (show verse)

Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

John 6:58 (show verse)

This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the manna your fathers ate—and they died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”

John 6:59 (show verse)

He said these things while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

John 6:60 (show verse)

Therefore, when many of His disciples heard this, they said, “This teaching is hard! Who can accept it?”

John 6:61 (show verse)

Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were complaining about this, asked them, “Does this offend you?

John 6:62 (show verse)

Then what if you were to observe the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

John 6:63 (show verse)

The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

John 6:64 (show verse)

But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.)

John 6:65 (show verse)

He said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted to him by the Father.”

John 6:66 (show verse)

From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him.

John 6:67 (show verse)

Therefore Jesus said to the Twelve,“You don’t want to go away too, do you?”

John 6:68 (show verse)

Simon Peter answered, “Lord, who will we go to? You have the words of eternal life.

John 6:69 (show verse)

We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!”

John 6:70 (show verse)

Jesus replied to them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is the Devil!”

John 6:71 (show verse)

He was referring to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son, one of the Twelve, because he was going to betray Him.