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John 6:22–42

22 The next day athe crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus bhad not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone.

23 There came other small boats from aTiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the bLord chad given thanks.

24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and acame to Capernaum seeking Jesus.

25 When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “aRabbi, when did You get here?”

Words to the People

26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, you aseek Me, not because you saw bsigns, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

27 Do not awork for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to beternal life, which cthe Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, dhas 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 athe work of God, that you believe in Him whom He bhas sent.”

30 So they said to Him, “aWhat then do You do for a bsign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform?

31 aOur fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘bHe 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 1that which acomes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”

34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, always agive us this bread.”

35 Jesus said to them, aI am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me bwill never thirst.

36 But aI said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.

37 aAll that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.

38 For aI have come down from heaven, bnot to do My own will, but cthe will of Him who dsent Me.

39 This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of aall that He has given Me I blose nothing, but craise it up on the last day.

40 For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who abeholds the Son and bbelieves in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will craise him up on the last day.”

Words to the Jews

41 aTherefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, I am the bread that bcame down out of heaven.”

42 They were saying, “aIs not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother bwe know? How does He now say, cI have come down out of heaven?”

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