6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which
is [the sea] of Tiberias.
6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his
miracles which he performed on them that were diseased.
6:3 And Jesus went upon a mountain, and there he sat with his
6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
6:5 When Jesus then lifted up [his] eyes, and saw a great
company come to him, he saith to Philip, Whence shall we buy
bread that these may eat?
6:6 (And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he
6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not
sufficient for them, that every one of them make take a little:
6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith
6:9 There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two
small fishes: but what are they among so many?
6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. (Now there was much
grass in the place.) So the men sat down in number about five
6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he
distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that
were set down; and likewise of the fishes, as much as they
6:12 When they were satisfied, he said to his disciples, Gather
the fragments that remain, that nothing may be lost.
6:13 Therefore they gathered [them], and filled twelve baskets
with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained
over and above to them that had eaten.
6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus
performed, said, This is truly that prophet that should come
into the world.
6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and
take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again to a
mountain himself alone.
6:16 And when evening had [now] come, his disciples went down to
6:17 And entered into a boat, and went over the sea towards
Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty
furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh
to the boat: and they were afraid.
6:20 But he saith to them, It is I; be not afraid.
6:21 Then they willingly received him into the boat: and
immediately the boat was at the land whither they were going.
6:22 The day following, when the people who stood on the other
side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save
that one into which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus
went not with his disciples into the boat, but [that] his
disciples had gone away alone;
6:23 (Yet there came other boats from Tiberias nigh to the place
where they ate bread, after the Lord had given thanks:)
6:24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there,
neither his disciples, they also took boats, and came to
Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
6:25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea,
they said to him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you,
Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate
of the loaves, and were satisfied.
6:27 Labor not for the food which perisheth, but for that food
which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will
give to you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
6:28 Then said they to him, What shall we do, that we may work
the works of God?
6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
6:30 They said therefore to him, What sign showest thou then,
that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
6:31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written, He
gave them bread from heaven to eat.
6:32 Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you,
Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth
you the true bread from heaven.
6:33 For the bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven, and
giveth life to the world.
6:34 Then said they to him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
6:35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that
cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me,
shall never thirst.
6:36 But I said to you, That ye also have seen me, and believe
6:37 All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me; and him
that cometh to me, I will in no wise reject.
6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the
will of him that sent me.
6:39 And this is the Father's will who hath sent me, that of all
which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise
it up again at the last day.
6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one
who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting
life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the
bread which came down from heaven.
6:42 And they said, Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose
father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came
down from heaven?
6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among
6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father who hath sent me
draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught
from God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned
from the Father, cometh to me.
6:46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he who is from
God, he hath seen the Father.
6:47 Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believeth on me hath
6:48 I am that bread of life.
6:49 Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man
may eat of it, and not die.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any
man shall eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the
life of the world.
6:52 The Jews therefore contended among themselves, saying, How
can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?
6:53 Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you,
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood,
ye have no life in you.
6:54 Whoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath
eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in
me, and I in him.
6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the
Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your
fathers ate manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread
shall live for ever.
6:59 These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in
6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard
[this], said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
6:61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at
it, he said to them, Doth this offend you?
6:62 [What] if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he
6:63 It is the spirit that reviveth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak to you, [they] are spirit, and
[they] are life.
6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew
from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who he
was that would betray him.
6:65 And he said, Therefore I said to you, that no man can come
to me, except it were given to him by my Father.
6:66 From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and
walked no more with him.
6:67 Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will ye also go away?
6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go?
thou hast the words of eternal life.
6:69 And we believe, and are sure that thou art that Christ, the
Son of the living God.
6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one
of you is a devil?
6:71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon: for it was
he that was to betray him, being one of the twelve.