1 After these things Jesus went away over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of
2 And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up to the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He
said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He was about to do.
7 Philip answered Him, Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them,
that every one of them may receive even a little.
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
9 There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish; but what are they
among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed to the
disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as
12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, Gather up the fragments that
remain, so that nothing is lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the
five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, This is truly the
Prophet who is to come into the world.
15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.
16 And when evening had come, His disciples went down to the sea,
17 got into the boat, and went across the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already
dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
18 And the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.
19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea
and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.
20 But He said to them, It is I. Do not be afraid.
21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the
land where they were going.
22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the
sea saw that there was no other boat there, except the one which His disciples had
entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had
gone away alone;
23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after
the Lord had given thanks;
24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also
got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when
did You come here?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because
you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to
everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His
seal on Him.
28 Then they said to Him, What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe into Him
whom He sent.
30 Therefore they said to Him, What sign do You show then, that we may see and
believe You? What do You work?
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from
Heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread
out of Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of Heaven.
33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.
34 Then they said to Him, Lord, give us this bread always.
35 And Jesus said to them, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall not ever
hunger, and he who believes into Me shall never ever thirst.
36 But I said to you that you also have seen Me and do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by
no means cast out.
38 For I have come down out of Heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who
39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should not
lose any of it, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes
into Him may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then murmured about Him, because He said, I am the Bread coming down out of 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 says, I have come down out of Heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Do not murmur among yourselves.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise
him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the Prophets, And they shall all be taught by God. Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the
47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes into Me has 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 comes down out of Heaven, that one may eat of it and not
51 I am the Living Bread which came down out of Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread,
he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the
life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore argued among themselves, saying, How can this Man give us His
flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son
of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves.
54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up
at 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 As the living Father sent Me, and I live through the Father, so he who feeds on Me
will live through Me.
58 This is the Bread which came down out of Heaven; not as your fathers ate the manna,
and died. He who eats this bread will live forever.
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying;
who is able to hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured about this, He said to
them, Does this offend you?
62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh does not profit; not
a thing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning
who they were who were not believing, and who would betray Him.
65 And He said, Therefore I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me unless it
has been granted to him from My Father.
66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, Do you also want to go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the Words
of eternal life.
69 And we have believed and understood that You are the Christ, the Son of the living
70 Jesus answered them, Did I not choose you, the twelve, but one of you is a devil?
71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who was about to betray
Him, being one of the twelve.