John 6
King James 2000

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

1After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

3And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.

4And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.

5When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he said unto Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

6And this he said to test him: for he himself knew what he would do.

7Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said unto him,

9There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

10And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

11And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were sat down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

12When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

13Therefore 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.

14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

15When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

Jesus Walks on the Water

16And when evening was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,

17And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

18And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

19So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near unto the ship: and they were afraid.

20But he said unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

21Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land to which they went.

22The day following, when the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one into which his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;

23(However there came other boats from Tiberias near unto the place where they did eat bread, after the Lord had given thanks:)

24When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

Jesus Is the Bread from Heaven

25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when did you come here?

26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, You seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

27Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for on him has God the Father set his seal.

28Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.

30They said therefore unto him, What sign do you show then, that we may see, and believe you? what do you work?

31Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.

34Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.

36But I said unto you, That you also have seen me, and believe not.

37All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and he that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

38For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39And this is the Father's will who has sent me, that of all that he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he said, I came down from heaven?

43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

44No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.

46Not that any man has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.

48I am that bread of life.

49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

54Whosoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

57As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.

58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.

59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Turn from Jesus

60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Does this offend you?

62What if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

63It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who would betray him.

65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

Nowhere to Go but to Jesus

67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will you also go away?

68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life.

69And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.

70Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

71He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that would betray him, being one of the twelve.

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