On the next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that no other boat was there except one, and that Jesus went not with His disciples into the boat, but His disciples went away alone (however there came boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks). When therefore the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they themselves entered into the boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when camest Thou hither?" Jesus answered them and said, "Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek Me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. Labor not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that abideth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man shall give to you; for Him hath God, the Father, sealed."
They said therefore to Him, "What must we do that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He sent." They said therefore to Him, "What doest Thou then as a sign, that we may see, and believe Thee? What doest Thou? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat." "
Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, it was not that Moses gave you the bread out of heaven; but My Father giveth you the true Bread out of heaven. For the Bread of God is He Who cometh down out of heaven and giveth life to the world."
They said therefore to Him, "Lord, evermore give us this Bread," Jesus said to them, "I am the Bread of life. He that cometh to Me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that ye have even seen Me and believe not. All that the Father giveth to Me, shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me, I will by no means cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that every one that seeth the Son and believeth on Him should have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
The religious leaders, therefore, murmured against Him, because He said, "I am the Bread that cometh down out of heaven." And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How doth He now say, 'I have come down out of heaven?'" Jesus answered and said to them, "Murmur not among yourselves. No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets,
"And they shall all be taught of God."
"Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh to Me. Not that any one hath seen the Father, except He who is from God, He hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believeth on Me, hath everlasting life. I am the Bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died. This is the Bread that cometh down out of heaven, that any one may eat of it and not die. I am the living Bread that came down out of heaven. If any one eat of this Bread, he shall live forever; and moreover the Bread which I will give is My flesh, for the life of the world."
The leaders, therefore, contended with one another, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" Jesus therefore said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, ye have no life in yourselves. He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood, hath everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day: for My flesh is the true food and My blood is the true drink. He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood, abideth in Me and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth Me, he also shall live because of Me. This is the Bread that came down out of heaven. Not as the fathers ate and died; he that eateth this Bread shall live forever." These things said He while teaching in a synagogue in Capernaum.