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The Gospel According to John

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John 6

        1After these things Jesus departed to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (that [is], of Tiberias). 2And a large crowd was following Him, because they were seeing His signs which He was doing upon the ones being sick. 3But Jesus went up into the mountain, and He was sitting there with His disciples.

            4Now the Passover was near, the feast of the Jews. 5Then Jesus, having lifted up His eyes and having seen that a large crowd is coming to Him, says to Philip, “From where shall we buy loaves of bread, so that these shall eat?” 6(But this He said testing him, for He Himself knew what He was about to be doing.) 7Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii [i.e., 200 days’ wages] [worth] of loaves of bread are not sufficient for them that each of them shall receive some little [piece].”

        8One of His disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, says to Him, 9“There is one little boy here who has five barley loaves of bread and two fish, but these--what are they to so many?” 10But Jesus said, “Make the people to recline.”

        Now there was much grass in the place. So they reclined (the men in number about five thousand). 11Then Jesus took the loaves of bread, and having given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to the ones reclining, likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted! 12And when they were satisfied, He says to His disciples, “Gather together the broken pieces of bread having been leftover, so that nothing shall be lost.” 13So they gathered together and filled twelve handbaskets with broken pieces of bread from the five barley loaves which were left over by the ones having eaten.

            14Therefore, the people having seen the sign Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet, the One coming into the world!” 15Then Jesus, having known that they are about to come and to take Him by force so that they should make Him king, withdrew into the mountain Himself alone.

            16But when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea. 17And having stepped into the boat, they began going over the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18And the sea was being stirred up by a strong blowing [wind]. 19Then having rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia [about three or four miles or five or six kilometers], they watched Jesus walking about on the sea and coming near the boat. And they were afraid. 20But He says to them, “I Am! Stop being afraid!” 21So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to be on the land to which they were going.

            22The next day, the crowd which was standing on the other side of the sea, having seen that [there] was no other small boat there except that one which His disciples stepped into, and that Jesus did not enter with His disciples into the small boat, but His disciples went away alone 23(but other small boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate the bread, the Lord having given thanks), 24so when the crowd saw that Jesus is not there, nor His disciples, they themselves stepped into the boats and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus. 25And having found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when have You come here?”

            26Jesus answered them and said, “Most positively, I say to you*, you* seek Me, not because you* saw signs, but because you* ate of the loaves of bread and were satisfied. 27Stop working [for] the food that perishes by itself, but [be working for] the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Humanity will give to you*, for God the Father has set [His] seal [on] Him.” 28Therefore, they said to Him, “What shall we be doing so that we shall be working the works of God?” 29Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you* be believing [or, trusting] in Him whom that One sent.”

            30So they said to Him, “What sign then do You do so that we shall see and believe You? What are You working? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it has been written, ‘He gave to them bread out of heaven to eat.’” [Exod 16:4; Neh 9:15; Psalm 78:24] 32So Jesus said to them, “Most positively, I say to you*, Moses has not given to you* the bread out of heaven, but My Father gives to you* the true bread out of heaven. 33For the bread of God is the One coming down out of heaven and giving life to the world.”

            34Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give to us this bread.” 35But Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life! The one coming to Me shall by no means hunger, and the one believing [or, trusting] in Me will by no means thirst at any time! 36But I said to you* that you* have both seen Me, and you* do not believe. 37All that the Father gives to Me will come to Me, and the one coming to Me I shall by no means cast out. 38Because I have come down out of heaven, not so that I shall be doing My will, but the will of the One having sent Me. 39And this is the will of the Father having sent Me, that out of all which He has given to Me I will not lose [any of] it, but I will raise it up on the last day. 40And this is the will of the One having sent me, that every[one] looking on the Son and believing [or, trusting] in Him shall be having eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

            41Therefore, the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread having come down out of heaven.” 42And they said, “Is this not Jesus, the Son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then says this One, “I have come down out of heaven?” 43So Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop grumbling with one another. 44No one is able to come to Me unless the Father having sent Me draws [or, drags] him, and I will raise him up on the last day. 45It has been written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught of God.’ [Isaiah 54:13, LXX] Therefore, every[one] hearing from the Father and having learned comes to Me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One being from God, He has seen the Father. 47Most positively, I say to you*, the one believing in Me has eternal life.

            48I am the bread of life! 49Your* fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that anyone shall eat from it and shall not die. 51I am the living bread, the One having come down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live into the age [fig., forever], and indeed the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give on behalf of the life of the world.”

            52Therefore, the Jews began fighting [fig., arguing angrily] with one another, saying, “How is this One able to give to us His flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Most positively, I say to you*, unless you* eat the flesh of the Son of Humanity and drink His blood, you* do not have life in yourselves. 54The one eating My flesh and drinking My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55For My flesh truly is food, and My blood truly is drink. 56The one eating My flesh and drinking My blood remains in Me, and I in him. 57Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, also the one feeding on Me, that one will also live because of Me. 58This is the bread having come down out of heaven, not as your* fathers ate the manna and died. The one eating this bread will live into the age!” [fig., forever!”] 59These things He said in a synagogue, teaching in Capernaum.

            60Therefore, many from His disciples having heard, said, “This word is harsh. Who is able to be hearing it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples are grumbling about this, said to them, “Does this cause you* to stumble? [fig, offend you*?] 62Then [what] if you* shall be watching the Son of Humanity ascending where He was before? 63The Spirit is the One giving life; the flesh does not accomplish [or, benefit] anything. The words which I have spoken to you* are spirit and are life! 64But there are some of you* who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from [the] beginning who they are, the ones not believing, and who is the one [who] will be betraying Him. 65And He said, “For this reason I have said to you*, ‘No one is able to come to Me unless it has been given to him from My Father.’”

            66From this [time] many went away of His disciples to the things behind and were no more walking about with Him. 67So Jesus said to the twelve, “You* do not also want to be going away, do you*?” 68Then Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom will we go? You have [the] words of eternal life. 69And we have come to believe and have come to know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!”

            70Jesus answered them, “I Myself chose you*, the twelve, did I not? And one of you* is a devil!” 71Now He spoke of Judas Iscariot, [son] of Simon, for this one was about to be betraying Him, being one of the twelve.

Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.zeolla.org/christian).
Previously copyrighted 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.

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