The People Seek Jesus
22 The next day the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there , except one , and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat , but that His disciples had gone away alone . 23 There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks . 24 So 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 .
Jesus the Bread of Life
25 When they found Him on the other side of the sea , they said to Him, " Rabbi , when did You get here ?" 26 Jesus answered them and said , "Truly , truly , I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs , but because you ate of the loaves and were filled . 27 "Do not work for the food which perishes , but for the food which endures to eternal life , which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father , God , has set His seal ."
28 Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do , so that we may work the works of God ?" 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God , that you believe in Him whom He has sent ." 30 So they said to Him, " What then do You do for a sign , so that we may see , and believe You? What work do You perform ? 31 " Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness ; as it is written , ' HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT .' " 32 Jesus then said to them, "Truly , truly , I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven , but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven . 33 "For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven , and gives life to the world ." 34 Then they said to Him, "Lord , always give us this bread ." 35 Jesus said to them, " I am the bread of life ; he who comes to Me will not hunger , and he who believes in Me will never e thirst . 36 "But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe . 37 " All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly e not cast out. 38 "For I have come down from heaven , not to do My own will , but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 "This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing , but raise it up on the last day . 40 "For this is the will of My Father , that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life , and I Myself will raise him up on the last day ." 41 Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said , "I am the bread that came down out of heaven ." 42 They were saying , " Is not this Jesus , the son of Joseph , whose father and mother we know ? How does He now say , ' I have come down out of heaven '?" 43 Jesus answered and said to them, "Do not grumble among yourselves . 44 "No one can come to Me unless e the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day .