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John 6:1–21

Five Thousand Fed

1 After these things aJesus went away to the other side of bthe Sea of Galilee (or cTiberias).

2 A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the 1asigns which He was performing on those who were sick.

3 Then aJesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples.

4 Now athe Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.

5 Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, * said to aPhilip, Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?”

6 This He was saying to atest him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.

7 aPhilip answered Him, “bTwo hundred 1denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little.”

8 One of His adisciples, bAndrew, Simon Peter’s brother, * said to Him,

9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two afish, but what are these for so many people?”

10 Jesus said, Have the people 1sit down.” Now there was amuch grass in the place. So the men 1sat down, in number about bfive thousand.

11 Jesus then took the loaves, and ahaving given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the bfish as much as they wanted.

12 When they were filled, He * said to His adisciples, Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost.”

13 So they gathered them up, and filled twelve abaskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

14 Therefore when the people saw the 1sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the aProphet who is to come into the world.”

Jesus Walks on the Water

15 So Jesus, perceiving that they were 1intending to come and take Him by force ato make Him king, bwithdrew again to cthe mountain by Himself alone.

16 Now when evening came, His adisciples went down to the sea,

17 and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea ato Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

18 The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.

19 Then, when they had rowed about 1three or four miles, they * saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened.

20 But He * said to them, It is I; 1ado not be afraid.”

21 So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

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