John 6:1-21 American Standard Version

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

6 1  After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is [the sea] of Tiberias. 2  And a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did on them that were sick. 3  And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4  Now the passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5  Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat? 6  And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7  Philip answered him, Two hundred shillings' worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. 8  One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, 9  There is a lad here, who hath five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are these among so many? 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. 11  Jesus therefore took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down; likewise also of the fishes as much as they would. 12  And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost. 13  So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over unto them that had eaten. 14  When therefore the people saw the sign which he did, they said, This is of a truth the prophet that cometh into the world.

15  Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain himself alone.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

16  And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea; 17  and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18  And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew. 19  When therefore they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the boat: and they were afraid. 20  But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21  They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.

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