Words to the People

26 Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you (A)seek Me, not because you saw [a](B)signs, but because you ate some of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not (C)work for the food that perishes, but for the food that lasts for (D)eternal life, which (E)the Son of Man will give you, for on Him the Father, God, (F)has set His [b]seal.” 28 Therefore they said to Him, “What are we to do, so that we may accomplish the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is (G)the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He (H)has sent.” 30 So they said to Him, “(I)What then are You doing as a (J)sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work are You performing? 31 (K)Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘(L)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 [c]that which (M)comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, always (N)give us this bread.”

35 Jesus said to them, (O)I am the bread of life; the one who comes to Me will not be hungry, and the one who believes in Me (P)will never be thirsty. 36 But (Q)I said to you that you have indeed seen Me, and yet you do not believe. 37 (R)Everything that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I certainly will not cast out. 38 For (S)I have come down from heaven, (T)not to do My own will, but (U)the will of Him who (V)sent Me. 39 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of (W)everything that He has given Me I will (X)lose nothing, but will (Y)raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who (Z)sees the Son and (AA)believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will (AB)raise him up on the last day.”

Words to the Jews

41 (AC)So then the Jews were complaining about Him because He said, “I am the bread that (AD)came down out of heaven.” 42 And they were saying, “(AE)Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother (AF)we know? How does He now say, (AG)I have come down out of heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop complaining among yourselves. 44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me (AH)draws him; and I will (AI)raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written (AJ)in the Prophets: ‘(AK)And they shall all be (AL)taught of God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. 46 (AM)Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who believes (AN)has eternal life. 48 (AO)I am the bread of life. 49 (AP)Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that (AQ)comes down out of heaven, so that anyone may eat from it and (AR)not die. 51 (AS)I am the living bread that (AT)came down out of heaven; if anyone eats from this bread, (AU)he will live forever; and the bread which I will give (AV)for the life of the world also is (AW)My flesh.”

52 (AX)Then the Jews (AY)began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of (AZ)the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will (BA)raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood (BB)remains in Me, and I in him. 57 Just as the (BC)living Father (BD)sent Me, and I live because of the Father, the one who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread that (BE)came down out of heaven, not as (BF)the fathers ate and died; the one who eats this bread (BG)will live forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 6:26 I.e., confirming miracles
  2. John 6:27 I.e., of identification or authenticity
  3. John 6:33 Or He who comes