John 6

1 After these things, Jesus went away to the area beyond, that of the sea of Galilee, to the sea of Tiberias.



{Mk 6: 33-44 & Mt 14: 13-21 & Lk 9: 11-17 & Jn 6: 2-14. }

2 And a large crowd was following him, because they were seeing the signs from him which he was doing upon those who were sick.

3 Now Jesus went up into the mountain and was sitting there with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Therefore Jesus, having lifted up his eyes and having seen that a large crowd is coming toward him, says to Philip, From where will we be buying bread, in order that these might eat? 6 But he said this, testing him; for* he himself knew what he was about to do.

7 Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii' worth of loaves is not enough for them, in order that each of them might take some bit.

8 One out of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter' s brother, says to him, 9 There is one child here, who has five barley loaves and two little, fish, but what are these things among so, many?

10 But Jesus said, Make* the people lean, back. Now much grass was in the place. Therefore the men reclined, approximately five thousand in number. 11 Now Jesus took the loaves, and having given, thanks, he distributed it to the disciples and then to the disciples who had reclined; also likewise from the little, fish as many as they were wishing to eat. 12 Now as they were getting filled, he says to his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which was leftover, in order that not anything might perish. 13 Therefore they gathered together and filled twelve baskets from the broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were leftover by those who had been fed.

14 Therefore, when* the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they were saying, This truly is the prophet who is coming into the world.



{Mk 6: 45-56 & Mt 14: 22-36 & Jn 6: 15-21. }

15 Therefore Jesus, having known that they are about to come and seize him, in order that they might make* him king, departed by himself into the mountain alone. 16 Now as it became evening, his disciples went down upon the sea coast; 17 and having stepped into the ship and they were going beyond, that area of the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 And the sea was being aroused by a great blowing wind. 19 Therefore, having rowed approximately twenty five or thirty furlongs, they view Jesus walking upon the sea and happening to be near the ship and they were afraid. 20 But he says to them, I am here. Do not be afraid. 21 Therefore they were willing to receive him into the ship and immediately the ship happened to be upon the land in which they were going.



{Jn 6: 22-71 Synagogue in Capernaum; no parallel. }

22 On the next, day the crowd which is standing beyond, that area of the sea, saw that no other small, boat was there, except this one in which his disciples had stepped into, and that Jesus did not enter together with his disciples into the small, boat, but his disciples alone 23 (but other small, boats came from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given-thanks). 24 Therefore, when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves also stepped into the ships and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when* they found him beyond, that area of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come* here?

26 Jesus answered them and said, Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you*, You* are seeking me, not because you* saw signs, but because you* ate from the loaves and were fed. 27 Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will be giving to you*; for* God, the Father, has sealed this one.

28 Therefore they said to him, What should we do, in order that we may work the works of God?

29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, in order that you* might believe in the one whom that one has sent .

30 Therefore they said to him, Therefore what are you doing for a sign, in order that we may see it and should believe in you? What are you working for us? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it has been written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. {Ex. 16: 21, Num. 11: 8}

32 Therefore Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, Moses has not given the bread from heaven to you*, but my Father is the one giving the true bread from heaven to you*. 33 For* the bread of God is what is coming down from heaven and is giving life to the world. 34 Therefore they said to him, Lord, give this bread to us always.

35 But Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who is coming to me may never* hunger and he who believes in me may never* be thirsty at anytime. 36 But I said to you*, That you* have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will be coming to me, and the one who is coming to me I may never* cast outside. 38 Because I have come down from heaven, not in order that I should do my own will, but do the will of the one who sent me. 39 But this is the will of my Father who sent me, that* of all that he has given me, I should not lose any out of it, but will raise* it up in the last day. 40 But this is the will of the one who sent me, in order that everyone who views the Son and believes in him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise* him up in the last day.

41 Therefore the Jews were murmuring concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42 And they were saying, Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, I have come down from heaven?

43 Therefore Jesus answered and said to them, Do not murmur with one another. 44 No one is able to come to me, if the Father who sent me does not attract him and I will raise* him up in the last day. 45 It has been written in the prophets, ' And they will all be taught from God.' {Isa 54: 13} Therefore, everyone who hears from the Father and has learned, is coming to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God, this one has seen the Father. 47 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, He who believes in me has everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your* fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. 50 This is the bread which is coming down from heaven, in order that anyone may eat from it and may not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats from this bread, he will be living forever and also the bread which I will be giving is my flesh, which I will be giving on behalf of the life of the world.

52 Therefore the Jews were quarreling with one another, saying, How is this one able to give us his flesh to eat?

53 Therefore Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, If you* do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you* do not have life in yourselves. 54 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life and I will raise* him up in the last day. 55 For* my flesh is truly food and my blood is truly drink. 56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. 57 Just, as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father; so he who eats me, he will also be living because of me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven not like the manna your, your* fathers ate and died; he who is eating this bread will be living forever. 59 He said these things in the synagogue, while teaching in Capernaum.

60 Therefore many out of his disciples, having heard this, said, This is a harsh speech; who is able to hear it?

61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured concerning this, said to them, Is this offending you*? 62 Therefore what if you* view the Son of Man ascending where he was beforehand? 63 It is the spirit who is giving, life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you* are spirit and are life. 64 But there are some out of you* who do not believe. For* Jesus knew from the beginning who they are who do not believe and who is one who will be giving him up. 65 And he said, Because of this, I have said to you*, that no one is able to come to me, if it has not been given to him from my Father.

66 Many of his disciples went away from this speech to things left behind and were walking no more with him. 67 Therefore Jesus said to the twelve, You* will not also be going away, will you*?

68 Therefore Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of everlasting life. 69 And we have believed and have known that you are the Christ the Son of the living God.

70 He answered them, Did I not choose you* the twelve and one out of you* is a slanderer? 71 Now he was speaking of Judas Iscariot , Simon' s son, being one out of the twelve, for* he was about to give him up to the Jews.



{Mk 7: 1-23 & Mt 15: 1-20 & Jn 7: 1 Galilee, probably Capernaum Spring 29 AD. }



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