Bible: John 6:24-40

6:24 So when the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats 1  and came to Capernaum 2  looking for Jesus.

Jesus’ Discourse About the Bread of Life

6:25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, 3  they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here? 4  6:26 Jesus replied, 5 I tell you the solemn truth, 6  you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate all the loaves of bread you wanted. 7  6:27 Do not work for the food that disappears, 8  but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food 9  which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him.” 10 

6:28 So then they said to him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds 11  God requires? 12  6:29 Jesus replied, 13 This is the deed 14  God requires 15  – to believe in the one whom he 16  sent.” 6:30 So they said to him, “Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 6:31 Our ancestors 17  ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ 18 

6:32 Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 19  it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. 6:33 For the bread of God is the one who 20  comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 6:34 So they said to him, “Sir, 21  give us this bread all the time!

6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty. 22  6:36 But I told you 23  that you have seen me 24  and still do not believe. 6:37 Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away. 25  6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. 6:39 Now this is the will of the one who sent me – that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up 26  at the last day. 6:40 For this is the will of my Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up 27  at the last day.” 28 

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