THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 6 ©
1 Christ feeds five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. 14 Who would therefore make Him a king, but He avoids them. 16 Walks in the night on the sea and comes to His disciples in the ship. 22 Is sought by the multitude and found at Capernaum. 26 Whom He admonishes to seek the incorruptible food, which is to be found by faith. 41 Whereat the Jews murmur. 43 Whom Christ answers that faith in Him comes from the Father, and teaches that His flesh is the true meat, and His blood the true drink, which one must eat and drink to obtain eternal life. 59 At which doctrine many of His disciples at Capernaum take offence. 61 Wherefore Christ instructs them of the right sense of His words. 66 Many of His disciples forsake Him. 67 Peter and the other apostles confess that He has the words of eternal life and abide with Him. 70 But Christ declares that one of them is a devil.
AFTER these things Jesus went 1over the sea of Galilee, which is the 2sea of Tiberias.
And a great multitude 3followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
And Jesus went up into 4a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
And 5the passover, aa feast of the Jews, was nigh.
¶Whenb Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, 6Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
And this he said to prove him: for he himself 7knew what he would do.
Philip answered him, Two hundred 8pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small 9fishes: but whatc are they among so many?
And Jesus said, Make the men 10sit down. Now there was much 11grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about 12five thousand.
And Jesus took the loaves; andd when he had given 13thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as 14they would.
When they were 15filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, Thise is of a truth 16that prophet that 17should come into the world.
¶When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a 18king, he 19departed again into a mountain himself alone.
Andf when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
And entered into a ship, and went 20over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now 21dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
So when they had 22rowed about five and twenty or thirty 23furlongs,g they see Jesus 24walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Then 25they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
¶The day following, when the people which stood on 26the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, saveh that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
(Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given 27thanks:)
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also tooki shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
And when they had found him 28on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, 29not because ye saw the miracles, but 30because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
31Labourj not for the meat which perisheth, but for 32that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: fork him hath God the Father 33sealed.
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work 34the works of God?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Thisl is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
They said therefore unto him, 35What signm shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
Ourn fathers did eat 36manna in the desert; as it is written, Heo gave them bread 37from heaven to eat.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread 38from heaven.
For 39the bread of God is 40he which 41cometh down from heaven, and giveth life 42unto the world.
Then said they unto him, Lord, 43evermore give us this bread.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread 44of life: hep45that cometh to me 46shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
47All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise 48cast out.
For I came down 49from heaven, notq to do 50mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, thatr of all which he hath given me I should 51lose nothing, but should 52raise it up again at the last day.
And this is the will of him that sent me, thats every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
The Jews then murmured 53at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
And they said, Ist not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? 54how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
Nou man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me 55draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written 56in the prophets, Andv they shall be all taught 57of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath 58learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
Notw that any man hath seen the Father, 59save he which is 60of God, 61he hath seen the Father.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hex that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am that bread of life.
Youry fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, 62and are dead.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that 63a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the 64living bread which came down from heaven: ifz any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: andaa the bread that I will give is 65my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore 66strove among themselves, saying, Howab can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 67Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
68Whosoac eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, 69hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is 70meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, 71dwelleth in me, and I in him.
As the living Father hath sent me, and I 72live by the Father: so he that eateth 73me, even he shall live by me.
This is that breadad which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are 74dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an 75hard saying; who can hear it?
When Jesus knew 76in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
77What and ifae ye shall see the Son of man 78ascend up 79where he was before?
Itaf is 80the spirit that quickeneth; 81the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they 82are spirit, and they are life.
But there are some of you 83that believe not. Forag Jesus knew 84from the beginning who they were that believed not, andah who should betray him.
And he said, Thereforeai said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him 85of my Father.
¶From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, 86Will ye also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, 87to whom shall we go? thou hast the words 88of eternal life.aj
And we believe and are sure thatak89thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
Jesus answered them, Haveal not I 90chosen you twelve, and one of you is 91a devil?
He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one 92of the twelve.