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John 6:25-59 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

25 And when they had found him over the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, how camest thou hither?

26 Jesus answered to them, and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, ye seek me, not for ye saw the miracles, but for ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.

27 Work ye not (for) meat that perisheth, but that that dwelleth into everlasting life, which meat man's Son shall give to you; for God the Father hath marked him.

28 Therefore they said to him, What shall we do, that we work the works of God?

29 Jesus answered, and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe to him, whom he sent.

30 Therefore they said to him, What token then doest thou, that we see, and believe to thee? what workest thou?

31 Our fathers ate manna in desert, as it is written, He gave to them bread from heaven to eat.

32 Therefore Jesus saith to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you very bread from heaven;

33 for it is very bread that cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.

34 Therefore they said to him, Lord, ever give us this bread. [Therefore they said to him, Lord, evermore give to us this bread.]

35 And Jesus said to them, I am bread of life; he that cometh to me, shall not hunger; and he that believeth in me, shall never thirst.

36 But I said to you, that ye have seen me, and ye believe not. [But I said to you, for and ye have seen me, and believed not.]

37 All thing, that the Father giveth to me, shall come to me; and I shall not cast him out [and I shall not cast out him], that cometh to me.

38 For I came down from heaven, not that I do my will, but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the will of the Father that sent me, that all thing that the Father gave to me, I lose not of it [I lose nought of it], but again-raise it in the last day.

40 And this is the will of my Father that sent me, that each man that seeth the Son, and believeth in him, have everlasting life; and I shall again-raise him in the last day.

41 Therefore the Jews grumbled of him, for he had said [Therefore Jews grutched of him, for he said], I am bread that came down from heaven.

42 And they said, Whether this is not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have known. How then saith he this, That I came down from heaven [Therefore how saith he this, I came down from heaven]?

43 Therefore Jesus answered, and said to them, Do not ye grumble together [Do not ye grutch together].

44 No man may come to me, but if the Father that sent me, draw him [no but the Father that sent me, draw him]; and I shall again-raise him in the last day.

45 It is written in the prophets, And all men shall be able to be taught of God. Each man that hath heard of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to me.

46 Not for any man hath seen the Father, but this that is of God, hath seen the Father.

47 Soothly, soothly, I say to you, he that believeth in me, hath everlasting life.

48 I am [the] bread of life. [I am the bread of life.]

49 Your fathers ate manna in desert, and be dead.

50 This is bread coming down from heaven, that if any man [shall] eat thereof, he die not.

51 I am living bread, that came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live without end. And the bread that I shall give, is my flesh for the life of the world.

52 Therefore the Jews chided together, and said [saying], How may this give to us his flesh to eat?

53 Therefore Jesus saith to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, but ye eat the flesh of man's Son, and drink his blood, ye shall not have life in you.

54 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life, and I shall again-raise him in the last day.

55 For my flesh is very meat, and my blood is very drink.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57 As my Father living sent me, and I live for the Father, and he that eateth me, he shall live for me.

58 This is bread, that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers ate manna, and be dead; he that eateth this bread, shall live without end.

59 He said these things in the synagogue, teaching in Capernaum.

John 6:25-59 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

25 And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come here? 26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly truly I say to you, you seek me not because you saw the miracles, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled.  27 Labour not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures unto everlasting life, which food the Son of man will give to you. For him has God the Father sealed.

28 Then they said to him, What should we do so that we can work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God: to believe on him whom he has sent.

30 They said to him, What sign will you show then, so that we can see and believe you? What work do you do? 31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32 Jesus said to them, Truly truly I say to you, Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

34 Then they said to him, Lord, give us this bread forevermore.

35 And Jesus said to them, I am that bread of life. He who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me, and yet do not believe. 37 All whom the Father gives me shall come to me, and him who comes to me, I cast not away. 38 For I came down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him who has sent me. 39 And this is the will of the Father who has sent me: that of everything that he has given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him who sent me: that every person who sees the Son and believes on him should have everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day.

41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am that bread that has come down from heaven. 42 And they said, Is this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that he says, I came down from heaven?

43 Jesus answered and said to them, Do not murmur between yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who has sent me draws him. And I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets that they will all be taught by God. Everyone therefore who has heard and has learned from the Father, comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is of God; the same has seen the Father.

47 Truly truly I say to you, he who believes on me has everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, but are dead. 50 This is the bread that comes from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am that living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52 And the Jews strove among themselves, saying, How can this fellow give his flesh to eat?

53 Then Jesus said to them, Truly truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father has sent me, even so do I live by my Father, and he that eats me, shall live by me. 58 This is the bread which came from heaven – not as your fathers ate manna, and are dead. He who eats of this bread shall live forever.

59 These things he said in the synagogue as he taught in Capernaum.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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John 6:25-59 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

26 [a]Jesus answered them, and said, Verily, verily I say unto you, Ye seek me not, because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.

27 [b]Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat that endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father [c]sealed.

28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the [d]works of God?

29 [e]Jesus answered, and said unto them, [f]This is the work of God, that ye believe in him, whom he hath sent.

30 [g]They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then, that we may see it, and believe thee? what dost thou work?

31 Our fathers did eat Manna in the desert, as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32 [h]Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not [i]that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you that true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

34 Then they said unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am that bread [j]of life: he that cometh to me, shall not hunger, and he that believeth in me, shall never thirst.

36 But I said unto you, that ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37 [k]All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me: and him that cometh to me, I cast not away.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine [l]own will, but his will which hath sent me.

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every man which [m]seeth the Son, and believeth in him, should have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

41 [n]The Jews then murmured at him because he said, I am that bread, which is come down from heaven.

42 And they said, Is not this Jesus that son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how then saith he, I came down from heaven?

43 Jesus then answered, and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

44 No man can come to me, except the Father, which hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45 It is written in the [o]Prophets, And they shall be all [p]taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me:

46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, [q]save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

47 Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth in me, hath everlasting life.

48 [r]I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat Manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 [s]This is that bread, which cometh down from heaven, that he which eateth of it, should not die.

51 [t]I am that [u]living bread, which came down from heaven: if any man [v]eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52 [w]Then the Jews strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have [x]no life in you.

54 Whosoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57 As [y]that living Father hath sent me, so live I by the [z]Father, and he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers have eaten Manna, and are dead. He that eateth of this bread, shall live forever.

59 These things spake he in the Synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

Footnotes:

  1. John 6:26 They that seek the kingdom of heaven lack nothing: notwithstanding the Gospel is not the food of the belly, but of the mind.
  2. John 6:27 Bestow your labor and pain.
  3. John 6:27 That is, whom God the Father hath distinguished from all other men by planting his own virtue in him, as though he had sealed him with his seal, that he might be a lively pattern and representer of him: and that more is, installed him to this office, to reconcile us men to God, and bring us to everlasting life, which is only proper to Christ.
  4. John 6:28 Which please God: for they think that everlasting life hangeth upon the condition of fulfilling the Law: therefore Christ calleth them back to faith.
  5. John 6:29 Men torment themselves in vain, when they go about to please God without faith.
  6. John 6:29 That is, this is the work that God requireth, that you believe in me, and therefore he calleth them back to faith.
  7. John 6:30 The spiritual virtue of Christ is contemned of them which are desirous of earthly miracles.
  8. John 6:32 Christ, who is the true and only author and giver of eternal life, was signified unto the fathers, in Manna.
  9. John 6:32 He denieth that Manna was that true heavenly bread, and saith that he himself is that true bread, because he feedeth unto the true and everlasting life. And as for that, that Paul 1 Cor. 10 calleth Manna spiritual food, it maketh nothing against this place, for he joineth the thing signified with the sign: but in this whole disputation, Christ dealeth with the Jews after their own opinion and conceit of the matter, and they had no further consideration of the Manna, but in that it fed the belly.
  10. John 6:35 Which have life, and give life.
  11. John 6:37 The gift of faith proceedeth from the free election of the Father in Christ, after which followeth necessarily everlasting life: Therefore faith in Christ Jesus is a sure witness of our election, and therefore of our glorification, which is to come.
  12. John 6:38 See John 5:22.
  13. John 6:40 Seeing and believing are joined together: for there is another kind of seeing, which is general, which the devils have, for they see: but here he speaketh of that kind of seeing, which is proper to the elect.
  14. John 6:41 Flesh cannot perceive spiritual things, and therefore the beginning of our salvation cometh from God, who changeth our nature, so that we being inspired of him, may abide to be instructed and saved by Christ.
  15. John 6:45 In the book of the Prophets, for the old Testament was divided by them into three several parts, into the Law the Prophets, and the Holy writ.
  16. John 6:45 To wit, they shall be children of the Church, for so the Prophet Isaiah expoundeth it, Isa. 54:13, that is to say, ordained to life, Acts 13:48, and therefore the knowledge of the heavenly truth, is the gift and work of God, and standeth not in any power of man.
  17. John 6:46 If the son only hath seen the Father, then it is he only that can teach and instruct us truly.
  18. John 6:48 The true use of Sacraments, is to ascend from them to the thing itself, that is to Christ: and by the partaking of whom only, we get everlasting life.
  19. John 6:50 He pointed out himself when he spake these words.
  20. John 6:51 Christ being sent from the Father, is the selfsame unto us for the getting and keeping of everlasting life, that bread and flesh, yea meat and drink are to the use of this transitory life.
  21. John 6:51 Which giveth life to the world.
  22. John 6:51 That is to say, whosoever is partaker of Christ indeed, who is our food.
  23. John 6:52 Flesh cannot put a difference between fleshly eating which is done by the help of the teeth, and spiritual eating which consisteth in faith, and therefore is condemneth that which it understandeth not: yet notwithstanding the truth must be preached and taught.
  24. John 6:53 If Christ be present, life is present, but when Christ is absent, then is death present.
  25. John 6:57 In that that Christ is man, he receiveth that power which quickeneth and giveth life to them that are his, of his Father: and he addeth this word (That) to make a difference between him and all other fathers.
  26. John 6:57 Christ his meaning is, that though he be man, yet his flesh can give life, not of the own nature, but because that flesh of his liveth by the Father, that is to say, death suck and draw out of the Father, that power which it hath to give life.
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John 6:25-59 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? 31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? 43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

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