Chapter 6John


1 After these things :Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of :Galilee, of :Tiberias. 2 And a great crowd followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did over the sick. 3 And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his :disciples. 4 Now the passover, the feast of the Jews, was nigh. 5 :Jesus therefore lifting up his :eyes, and beholding that a great crowd cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy loaves, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred shillings’ worth of loaves suffice not them, that each take a little. 8 One of his :disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, saith to him, 9 A lad is here, who hath five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are these among so many? 10 :Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now much grass was in the place. The men therefore sat down, in :number about five thousand. 11 :Jesus therefore took the loaves, and having given thanks, he distributed to those sitting down; likewise also of the fishes as much as they would. 12 And when they were filled, he saith to his :disciples, Gather up the fragments remaining over, that nothing be lost. 13 So they gathered up and filled from the five :barley loaves twelve baskets of fragments, which remained over to them that had eaten. 14 The men, therefore, seeing what signs he did, said [that], This is truly the prophet that cometh into the world. 15 Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain himself alone. 16 And when evening came, his :disciples went down unto the sea; 17 and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and :Jesus had not yet come unto them. 18 And the sea was rising with a great wind blowing. 19 When therefore they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they behold :Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near the boat: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith to them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.
22 On the morrow the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that no other little boat was there, save one, and that :Jesus entered not with his disciples into the boat, but that his :disciples went away alone; 23 but boats came from Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 When the crowd therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his :disciples, they themselves got into the little boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking :Jesus. 25 And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbei, when camest thou hither? 26 :Jesus answered them and said, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye were eating of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of :man shall give you: for him the Father, :God, hath sealed. 28 They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of :God? 29 :Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of :God, that ye believe on him whom HE hath sent. 30 They said therefore to him, What then doest THOU for a sign, that we may see, and believe thee? what workest thou? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; even as it is written, He gave them bread out of :heaven to eat. 32 :Jesus therefore said to them, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Not Moses gave you the bread out of :heaven; but my :Father giveth you the true :bread out of :heaven. 33 For the bread of :God is he that cometh down out of :heaven, and giveth life to the world. 34 They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this :bread. 35 :Jesus said to them, I am the bread of :life: who cometh unto me shall in nowise hunger, and who believeth unto me shall in nowise ever thirst. 36 But I said to you, that both ye have seen me and believe not. 37 Everything that the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out; 38 because I am come 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 of everything which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 For this is the will of my :Father, that every one that beholdeth the Son, and believeth unto him, have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 41 The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of :heaven. 42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose :father and mother WE know? how saith he now [that] I am come down out of :heaven? 43 Jesus answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No one can come unto me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And all shall be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me. 46 Not that anyone hath seen the Father, save he that is from :God, HE hath seen the Father. 47 Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who believeth hath 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 which cometh down out of :heaven, that one eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living :bread which came down out of :heaven: if any eat of :this :bread, he shall live forever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world. 52 The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying, How can this man give us his :flesh to eat? 53 :Jesus therefore said to them, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of :man and drink his :blood, ye have not life in yourselves. 54 Who feedeth on my :flesh and drinketh my :blood hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my :flesh is true meat, and my :blood is true drink. 56 Who feedeth on my :flesh and drinketh my :blood abideth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so who feeds on me, HE also shall live because of me. 58 This is the bread which came down out of :heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died; he that feeds on this :bread shall live forever. 59 These things said he in a synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60 Many therefore of his :disciples, when they heard this, said, This :saying is hard: who can hear †it? 61 But :Jesus knowing in himself that his :disciples murmured at this said to them, Doth this stumble you? 62 What then if ye should behold the Son of :man ascending where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit that maketh alive; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For :Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should deliver him up. 65 And he said, For this cause have I said to you, that no one can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father. 66 Upon this many of his :disciples went :back, and walked no more with him. 67 :Jesus said therefore to the twelve, Would ye also go away? 68 Simon Peter answered him, Lord, unto whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And WE have believed and know that THOU art the Holy One of :God. 70 :Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71 Now he spake of :Judas son of Simon Iscariot, for he it was that should deliver him up, one of the twelve.