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After these things Jesus went away beyond the sea of Galilee, of Tiberias;
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and a great crowd followed him because they saw the signs which he wrought on the sick.
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But Jesus went up into the mountain, and there sat with his disciples;
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and the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
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Jesus then lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great crowd cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy loaves that these may eat?
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But this he said, trying him, for he himself knew what he was about to do.
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Philip answered him, Loaves for two hundred pence are not sufficient for them, that each of them may have some little.
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One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, saith to him,
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There is a little boy here that hath five barley-loaves and two fishes; but these, what are they for so many?
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Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. The men then sat down in number about five thousand.
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Jesus then took the loaves and, having given thanks, distributed to those that were set down, and likewise also of the fishes as much as they would.
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But when they were filled, he saith to his disciples, Gather the fragments that are over, that nothing be lost.
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They gathered [them] then, and filled twelve baskets with fragments of the five barley-loaves which were over to those that had eaten.
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The people then, having seen the sign which Jesus did, said, This is truly the prophet that is coming into the world.
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Jesus then, knowing that they would come and seize him that they might make [him] king, withdrew [again] to the mountain himself alone.
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But when evening was come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
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and, having gone on board ship , were crossing the sea unto Capernaum. And darkness had already come on, and Jesus had not yet come to them,
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and the sea was rough as a strong wind was blowing.
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Having rowed then about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they behold Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the ship, and they were affrighted.
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But he saith to them, It is I: be not afraid.
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They were willing therefore to receive him into the ship, and immediately the ship was at the land whither they were going.
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On the morrow the crowd, that was standing on the other side of the sea, having seen that there was no other boat but one, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the ship, but that his disciples went off alone
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(yet [other] boats came from Tiberias near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks);
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when the crowd then saw that Jesus was not there nor his disciples, they went themselves on board the ships and came to Capernaum seeking for Jesus;
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and having found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
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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.
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Work not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that abideth unto life eternal which the Son of man shall give you; for him the Father sealed, [even] God.
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They said therefore to him, What must we do that we may work the works of God?
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Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God that ye believe on him whom he sent.
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They said therefore to him, What sign doest thou then that we may see and believe thee? What dost thou work?
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Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, according as it is written, Bread out of heaven he gave them to eat.
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Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Not Moses hath given you the bread out of heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven.
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For the bread of God is he that descendeth out of heaven, and giveth life to the world.
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They said therefore to him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
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And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall in no wise hunger, and he that believeth on me shall in nowise ever thirst.
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But I said to you, that ye have even seen me, and do not believe.
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All that the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.
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For I am descended from heaven not to do my will, but the will of him that sent me.
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And this is the will of him who sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
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For this is the will of my Father, that every one who beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have life eternal, and I will raise him up at the last day.
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The Jews therefore murmured about him, because he said, I am the bread that came down out of heaven.
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And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then doth he say, I am come down out of heaven?
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Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves.
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No one can come unto me except the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
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It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every one that heard from the Father and learned cometh unto me.
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Not that any one hath seen the Father, except he who is of God, he hath seen the Father.
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Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believeth [on me ] hath life eternal.
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I am the bread of life.
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Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died.
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This is the bread that cometh down out of heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
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I am the living bread that came down out of heaven. If one shall have eaten of this bread, he shall live for ever. Yea, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
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The Jews therefore contended among themselves, saying How can he give us his flesh to eat?
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Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Unless ye shall have eaten the flesh of the Son of man and drunk his blood, ye have no life in yourselves.
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He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day;
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for my flesh is truly food, and my blood is truly drink.
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He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me and I in him.
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As the living Father sent me, and I live by reason of the Father, he also that eateth me, even he shall live by reason of me.
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This is the bread that came down out of heaven. Not as the fathers ate and died: he that eateth this bread shall live for ever.
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These things said he in [the] synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
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Many therefore of his disciples on having heard said, This word is hard: who can hear it?
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But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmur concerning this, said to them, Doth this offend you?
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If then ye behold the Son of man ascending where he was before?
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It is the Spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing. The words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life;
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but there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from [the] beginning which were they that should believe not, and which was he that should betray him.
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And he said, On this account have I said that no one can come unto me unless it hath been given him from the Father.
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From that [time] many of his disciples went away back and walked no more with him.
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Jesus therefore said to the twelve, Do ye also wish to go away?
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Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go away? Thou hast words of life eternal;
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and we have believed and known that thou art the Holy One of God.
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[Jesus] answered them, Did I not choose you the twelve? And one of you is a devil.
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Now he was speaking of Judas [son] of Simon Iscariot; for he, one of the twelve, was about to betray him.