John 6:22-44 Darby’s Translation

The People Seek Jesus

22  On the morrow the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea, having seen that there was no other little ship there except that into which his disciples had got, and that Jesus had not gone with his disciples into the ship, but [that] his disciples had gone away alone; 23  (but other little ships out of Tiberias came near to the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks;) 24  when therefore the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they got into the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

Jesus the Bread of Life

25  And having found him the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when art thou arrived here? 26  Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me not because ye have seen signs, but because ye have eaten of the loaves and been filled. 27  Work not [for] the food which perishes, but [for] the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, [even] God.

28  They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God? 29  Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he has sent. 30  They said therefore to him, What sign then doest thou that we may see and believe thee? what dost thou work? 31  Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat. 32  Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, [It is] not Moses that has given you the bread out of heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. 33  For the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world. 34  They said therefore to him, Lord, ever give to us this bread. 35  [And] Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst at any time. 36  But I have said to you, that ye have also seen me and do not believe. 37  All that the Father gives me shall come to me, and him that comes to me I will not at all cast out. 38  For I am come down from heaven, not that I should do my will, but the will of him that has sent me. 39  And this is the will of him that has sent me, that of all that he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up in the last day. 40  For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day. 41  The Jews therefore murmured about him, because he said, I am the bread which has come down out of heaven. 42  And they said, Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have known? how then does he say, I am come down out of heaven? 43  Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44  No one can come to me except the Father who has sent me draw him, and I will raise him up in the last day.


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