6:1 After this Jesus went away beyond the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias;
2 and a great multitude followed him because they saw the signs that he did in case of the sick.
3 But Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
5 Jesus then, lifting up his eyes and seeing that a great multitude was coming to him, said to Philip: Whence can we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 But this he said to try him; for he himself knew what he was about to do.
7 Philip answered him: Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not enough for these, that each one may take some little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, says to him:
9 There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two little fishes; but what are these among so many?
10 Jesus said: Make the men recline. And there was much grass in the place. The men therefore reclined, in number about five thousand.
11 Jesus therefore took the loaves, and gave thanks, and gave to those that reclined; in like manner also of the fishes as much as they wished.
12 But when they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the broken pieces that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 They gathered them therefore, and filled twelve traveling-baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained after they had eaten.
14 The men therefore, seeing the sign that he had done, said: This is in truth the prophet that comes into the world.
15 Jesus then, knowing that they were about to come and seize him to make him king, fled again into the mountain himself alone.
16 But when evening had come, his disciples went down to the sea,
17 and having entered a ship, were going beyond the sea to Capernaum. But darkness overtook them, and Jesus had not yet come to them:
18 the sea also arose, because a great wind was blowing.
19 Having rowed therefore about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the ship, and they were afraid.
20 But he said to them: It is I, be not afraid.
21 They then willingly received him into the ship, and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going.
22 On the morrow the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other little ship there but one, and that Jesus had not entered the ship with his disciples, but his disciples had gone away alone:
23 however, little ships had come from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread when the Lord had given thanks.
24 When, therefore, the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they entered the little ships and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And having found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when earnest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said: Verily, verily, I say to you, you seek me not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
27 Labor not for the food that perishes, but for the food that abides to life eternal, which the Son of man gives you; for him has God the Father attested.
28 They said therefore to him: What must we do that we may work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.
30 They said then to him: What doest thou then as a sign, that we may see and believe thee; what workest thou?
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: Bread from heaven gave he them to eat.
32 Then said Jesus to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the bread from heaven, the true.
33 For the bread which is God’s is he that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.
34 They said therefore to him: Lord, always give us this bread.
35 Jesus then said to them: I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall not hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst.
36 But I said to you that you have seen and do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me, and him that comes to me I will not cast out;
38 for I have come down from heaven, not that I might do my will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the will of him that sent me, that I shall lose nothing of all that he has given me, but shall raise it up in the last day.
40 For this is the will of my Father, that whoever sees the Son and believes on him may have life eternal, and I shall raise him up in the last day.
41 The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said: I am the bread that came down from heaven;
42 and they said: Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How now says this man: I have come down from heaven?
43 Jesus answered and said to them: Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him up in the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God: every one that has heard from the Father and has learned, comes to me.
46 Not that any one has seen the Father, but he that is from God, he has seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes has life eternal.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died:
50 this is the bread that comes down from heaven, that any one may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread, that came down from heaven: if any one eat of my bread, he shall live forever; and the bread also that I will give for the life of the world, is my flesh.
52 The Jews then contended one with another, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Jesus therefore said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
54 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up in the, last day.
55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
56 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.
57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, he also that eats me even he shall live because of me.
58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not as the fathers ate and died: he that eats this bread shall live forever.
59 These things spoke he in the synagogue as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Therefore many of his disciples on hearing it said: A hard saying is this: who can hear it?
61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured concerning this, said to them: Does this offend you?
62 If then you should see the Son of man ascending where he was before?
63 The spirit is that which makes alive; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that would deliver him up.
65 And he said: For this reason have I said to you that no one can come to me unless it be given him of the Father.
66 From this time therefore many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.
67 Jesus then said to the twelve: Will you also go away?
68 Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? The words of eternal life hast thou;
69 and we have believed and known that thou art the Holy One of God.
70 He answered them: Have I not chosen you twelve? and one of you is a devil.
71 But he spoke of Judas, son of Simon Tscariot; for he was about to deliver him up, being one of the twelve.