John 6:22-44 New American Standard Bible

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 .

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