The need of the hungry — life's feeding
The hungry world and the feeding Christ
these things Jesus went away across the 1Sea
of Galilee, which is the Sea
a great crowd followed Him, because they saw the asigns
which He did on those who were sick.
Jesus went up to the 1mountain
and sat there with His disciples.
, the feast of the Jews, was near.
then lifting up His eyes and seeing that a great crowd was coming toward Him, said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?
this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He was about to do.
answered Him, Two hundred 1denarii
worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that each one may take a little.
of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
is a little boy here who has 1five 2barley
loaves and two fish; but what are these for so many?
said, Have the people recline. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men reclined, in number about five thousand.
then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed to those who were reclining; likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted.
when they were filled, He said to His disciples, Gather the broken pieces left over that nothing may be lost.
they gathered them
and filled 1twelve
handbaskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves which were left over among those who had eaten.
people therefore, seeing the sign which He did, said, This is truly the aProphet
who is to come into the world.
Jesus, knowing that they were about to come and take Him
by force 1to
make Him aKing
again to the mountain, Himself alone.
The troubled world and the peace-giving Christ
when evening fell, His disciples went down to the sea,
they got into a boat and began crossing the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
because a strong wind was blowing, the 1sea
, when they had rowed about 1twenty
-five or thirty stadia, they saw 2Jesus
walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they became frightened.
He said to them, It is I. Do not be afraid.
they were willing to 1take
Him into the boat; and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
The bread of life
Seekers after the perishing food
next day the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there had been no other small boat there except one, and that Jesus had not gotten into the boat with His disciples, but that
His disciples had gone away alone.
other small boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
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.
when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when did You get here?
answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek Me not because you have seen signs, but because you ate of the bread and were filled.
not for the food which perishes, but for the bfood
which abides unto 1eternal
life, which the Son of Man will give you; for Him has the Father, even
they said to Him, What shall we 1do
that we may work the works of God?
answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you 1believe
into Him whom He has 2sent
said then to Him, What asign
then will You do that we may see and believe You? What work will You do?
the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, b
"He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.''
Food abiding to eternal life
therefore said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread out of heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of heaven.
the bread of God is He who 1comes
down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
said therefore to Him, Lord, give us this bread always.
said to them, I am the 1bread
of life; he who comes to Me ashall 2by
no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst.
I have said to you that you have also seen Me, and yet you do not believe.
that the Father agives
Me will come to Me, and him who comes to Me I shall by no means cast out.
have come down from heaven bnot
to do My own will but the cwill
of Him who sent Me.
this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all which He has given Me I should alose
nothing but should braise
it up in the last day.
this is the will of My Father, that every one who beholds the Son and believes into Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last day.
Jews therefore murmured concerning Him because He said, I am the bread that acame
down out of heaven.
they said, aIs
not this Jesus, the 1son
of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, bI
have come down out of heaven?
answered and said to them, Do not murmur among yourselves.
one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me bdraws
him; and I will craise
him up in the last day.
is written in the prophets, a
"And they shall all be btaught
of God.'' Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
that anyone has seen the Father, except Him who is 1bfrom
God, He has seen the Father.
, truly, I say to you, He who believes ahas
am the bread of life.
fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
is the bread which acomes
down out of heaven, that anyone may beat
of it and not die.
am the 1living
bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, ahe
shall live forever; And the bread which I will give is My 2flesh
, given 3for
the life of the bworld
Jews then contended with one another, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?
therefore said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His 1blood
, you do not have life within yourselves.
My flesh and drinks My 2blood
has eternal life, and I will araise
him up in the last day.
My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.
Resurrected to indwell
who eats My flesh and drinks My blood aabides
in Me and 1I
the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who 1eats
Me, he also shall alive
because of Me.
is the bread which came down out of heaven, not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread ashall
said these things in a synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
therefore of His disciples, when they heard this,
said, This word is hard; who can hear it?
Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were murmuring about this, said to them, Does this astumble
what if you saw the Son of Man 1aascending
to where He was before?
Becoming the life-giving Spirit
is the 1Spirit
who gives life; the 2flesh
profits nothing; the 3words
which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus aknew
from the beginning who were the ones who did not believe and bwho
was the one who would 1betray
He said, For this reason
I have told you that ano
one can come to Me unless it has been bgiven
to him from the Father.
Embodied and realized in the word of life
that time many of His disciples went back to what they left
behind and no longer walked with Him.
therefore said to the twelve, Do you also want to go away?
Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have awords
of eternal life,
we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.
answered them, Was it
not I who achose
you, the twelve? Yet one of you is ba
He spoke of Judas, the son
of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, would betray Him.