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John 6 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiber'i-as.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:2 - And a multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were diseased.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:3 - Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:4 - Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:5 - Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, "How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:6 - This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:7 - Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get 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 they among so many?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:10 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:11 - Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:12 - And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:13 - So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:14 - When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, "This is indeed 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 - Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:16 - When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:17 - got into a boat, and started across the sea to Caper'na-um. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:18 - The sea rose because a strong wind was blowing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat. They were frightened,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:20 - but he said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:21 - Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:22 - On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:23 - However, boats from Tiber'i-as came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:24 - So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Caper'na-um, 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 come here?"

Words to the People

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:26 - Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - Do not labor 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 has God the Father set his seal."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:28 - Then they said to him, "What must we do, to be doing the works of God?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:29 - Jesus answered 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, "Then what sign do you do, 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 from heaven to eat.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:32 - Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:33 - For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:34 - They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:35 - Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall 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 him who comes to me I will 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 - and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:40 - For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

Words to the Jews

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:41 - The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:42 - They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:43 - Jesus answered them, "Do not murmur 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 at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:45 - It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:46 - Not that any one has seen the Father except him 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 from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:51 - I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:52 - The Jews then disputed among themselves, 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 you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:54 - he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:55 - For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
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 will live because of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:58 - This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."

Words to the Disciples

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:59 - This he said in the synagogue, as he taught at Caper'na-um.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:60 - Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:61 - But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:62 - Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:64 - But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:65 - And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."

Peter's Confession of Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:66 - After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:67 - Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:69 - and 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 not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:71 - He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was to betray him.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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