John 6:1-21 Darby’s Translation

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

6 1  After these things Jesus went away beyond the sea of Galilee, [or] of Tiberias, 2  and a great crowd followed him, because they saw the signs which he wrought upon the sick. 3  And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there sat with his disciples: 4  but the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. 5  Jesus then, lifting up his eyes and seeing that a great crowd is coming to him, says to Philip, Whence shall we buy loaves that these may eat? 6  But this he said trying him, for he knew what he was going to do. 7  Philip answered him, Loaves for two hundred denarii are not sufficient for them, that each may have some little [portion]. 8  One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, says to him, 9  There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fishes; but this, what is it for so many? 10  [And] Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place: the men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand. 11  And Jesus took the loaves, and having given thanks, distributed [them] to those that were set down; and in like manner of the small fishes as much as they would. 12  And when they had been filled, he says to his disciples, Gather together the fragments which are over and above, that nothing may be lost. 13  They gathered [them] therefore together, and filled twelve hand-baskets full of fragments of the five barley loaves, which were over and above to those that had eaten. 14  The men therefore, having seen the sign which Jesus had done, said, This is truly the prophet which is coming into the world.

15  Jesus therefore knowing that they were going to come and seize him, that they might make [him] king, departed again to the mountain himself alone.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

16  But when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea, 17  and having gone on board ship, they went over the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not come to them, 18  and the sea was agitated by a strong wind blowing. 19  Having rowed then about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they see Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the ship; and they were frightened. 20  But he says to them, It is I: be not afraid. 21  They were willing therefore to receive him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land to which they went.


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