1After this יהושע went away to the other side of the Sea of Galil, that is Lake Kinnereth.
2And a large crowd was following Him, because they saw His signs which He did on those who were sick.
3And יהושע went up on a mountain, and there He sat down with His taught ones.
4And the Pĕsaḥ was near, the festival of the Yehuḏim.
5Then יהושע, lifting up His eyes and seeing a large crowd coming toward Him, said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for them to eat?”
6And this He said, trying him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
7Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii#A Roman monetary unit. worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for every one of them to receive a little.”
8One of His taught ones, Andri, the brother of Shim‛on Kĕpha, said to Him,
9Here is a boy who has five barley loaves and two fishes, but what are these for so many?
10And יהושע said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place, and the men, numbering about five thousand, sat down.
11And יהושע took the loaves, and having given thanks He distributed them to the taught ones, and the taught ones to those sitting down. And the same with the fish, as much as they wished.
12And when they were filled, He said to His taught ones, “Gather the broken pieces that are left over, so that none gets wasted.”
13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
14Then the men, having seen the sign that יהושע did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is coming to the world.”
15Then יהושע, knowing that they were about to come and seize Him, that they might make Him sovereign, withdrew again to the mountain, alone by Himself.
16And when evening came, His taught ones went down to the sea,
17and entering into the boat, they were going over the sea toward Kephar Naḥum. And it had already become dark, and יהושע had not yet come to them.
18And the sea was rising because a great wind was blowing.
19When they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia,#Approx. 5 to 6 kilometres or 3 to 4 miles. they saw יהושע walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were afraid.
20And He said to them, “It is I, do not be afraid.”
21They wished therefore to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat was at the land where they were going.
22On the next day, the crowd that was standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there except that one into which His taught ones had entered, and that יהושע had not entered the boat with His taught ones, but His taught ones went away alone –
23but other boats came from Kinnereth, near the place where they ate bread after the Master had given thanks –
24therefore when the crowd saw that יהושע was not there, nor His taught ones, they themselves also entered into the boats and came to Kephar Naḥum, seeking יהושע.
25And having found Him on the other side of the sea, they asked Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”
26יהושע 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 satisfied.
27Do not labour for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to everlasting life, which the Son of Aḏam shall give you,#See John 6:35; John 6:48; John 6:51; John 6:58; Mat. 4:4 for the Father, Elohim, has set His seal on Him.”
28So they said to Him, “What should we do to work the works of Elohim?”
29יהושע answered and said to them, “This is the work of Elohim, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
30So they said to Him, “What sign then would You do, so that we see and believe You? What would You do?
31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it has been written, ‘He gave them bread out of the heaven to eat.’# Psa. 78:24; Psa. 105:40; Neh. 9:15
32Therefore יהושע said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Mosheh did not give you the bread out of the heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of the heaven.
33For the bread of Elohim is He who comes down out of the heaven and gives life to the world.
34So they said to Him, “Master, give us this bread always.”
35And יהושע said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall not get hungry at all, and he who believes in Me shall not get thirsty at all.
36“But I said to you that you have seen Me, and still do not believe.
37“All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I shall by no means cast out.
38“Because I have come down out of the heaven, not to do My own desire, but the desire of Him who sent Me.
39“This is the desire of the Father who sent Me, that all He has given Me I should not lose of it, but should raise it in the last day.
40And this is the desire of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him should possess everlasting life. And I shall raise him up in the last day.
41Therefore the Yehuḏim were grumbling against Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down out of the heaven.”
42And they said, “Is not this יהושע, the son of Yosĕph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down out of the heaven’?”
43Then יהושע answered and said to them, “Do not grumble with one another.
44“No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I shall raise him up in the last day.
45It has been written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by יהוה.’# Isa. 54:13; Jer. 31:34 Everyone, then, who has heard from the Father, and learned, comes to Me.
46“Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from Elohim – He has seen the Father.
47“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me possesses everlasting life.
48“I am the bread of life.
49“Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died.
50“This is the bread which comes down out of the heaven, so that anyone might eat of it, and not die.
51“I am the living bread which came down out of the heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever. And indeed, the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
52The Yehuḏim, therefore, were striving with one another, saying, “How is this One able to give us His flesh to eat?”
53יהושע therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Aḏam and drink His blood, you possess no life in yourselves.
54“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood possesses everlasting life, and I shall raise him up in the last day.
55“For My flesh is truly food, and My blood is truly drink.
56“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood stays in Me, and I in him.
57“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me shall live because of Me.
58This is the bread which came down out of the heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna and died. He who eats this bread shall live forever.
59He said this in a congregation, teaching in Kephar Naḥum.
60Therefore many of His taught ones having heard, said, “This word is hard, who is able to hear it?”
61But יהושע knowing within Himself that His taught ones were grumbling about this, said to them, “Does this make you stumble?
62“What if you see the Son of Aḏam going up where He was before?
63It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh does not profit at all. The words that I speak to you are Spirit and are life.#See John 6:68; 1Cor. 15:45
64But there are some of you who do not believe. For יהושע knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would deliver Him up.
65And He said, “Because of this I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me unless it has been given to him by My Father.”
66From then on many of His taught ones withdrew and were not walking with Him any more.
67יהושע therefore said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”
68Then Shim‛on Kĕpha answered Him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You possess words of everlasting life.
69And we have believed, and we know that You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.
70יהושע answered them, “Have I not chosen you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
71He was now speaking of Yehuḏah from Qerioth, the son of Shim‛on, for he, one of the twelve, was about to deliver Him up.