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John 6 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Five Thousand Fed

(Mat 14:13–21; Mar 6:30–44; Luk 9:10–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:1 - After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:2 - A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the [fn]signs which He was performing on those who were sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:3 - Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:4 - Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:5 - Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, *said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:6 - This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:7 - Philip answered Him, “Two hundred [fn]denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:8 - One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, *said to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:9 - “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:10 - Jesus said, “Have the people [fn]sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men [fn]sat down, in number about five thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:11 - Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:12 - When they were filled, He *said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:13 - So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:14 - Therefore when the people saw the [fn]sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

Jesus Walks on the Water

(Mat 14:22–33; Mar 6:45–52 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:15 - So Jesus, perceiving that they were [fn]intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:16 - Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:17 - and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:18 - The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - Then, when they had rowed about [fn]three or four miles, they *saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:20 - But He *said to them, “It is I; [fn]do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:21 - So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:22 - The next day the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:23 - There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:24 - So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:25 - When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?”

Words to the People

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:26 - Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:28 - Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:29 - Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:30 - So they said to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:31 - “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:32 - Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:33 - “For the bread of God is [fn]that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:34 - Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:35 - Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:36 - “But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:37 - “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:38 - “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:39 - “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:40 - “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

Words to the Jews

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:41 - Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:42 - They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:43 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not grumble among yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:44 - “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:45 - “It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:46 - “Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:47 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:48 - “I am the bread of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:49 - “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:50 - “This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:51 - “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:52 - Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:53 - So 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 have no life in yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:54 - “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:55 - “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:56 - “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:57 - “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:58 - “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”

Words to the Disciples

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:59 - These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:60 - Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:61 - But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:62 - What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:64 - “But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would [fn]betray Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:65 - And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father.”

Peter's Confession of Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:66 - As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:67 - So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:69 - “We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:70 - Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:71 - Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, [fn]was going to betray Him.
NASB Footnotes
Or, attesting miracles
The denarius was equivalent to a day's wages
Literally: recline(d)
Or, attesting miracle
Or, about
Literally: 25 or 30 stadia
Or, stop being afraid
Or, He who comes
Or, hand Him over
Or, was intending to

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