Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰福音 6

耶稣使五千人吃饱

1事后,耶稣渡过加利利湖,就是提比哩亚海。 许多人因为见过耶稣治病的神迹,就跟随了祂。 耶稣到了山上,与门徒一起坐下来。 那时,犹太人的逾越节快到了。 耶稣举目看见一大群人向祂走来,就对腓力说:“我们到哪里去买饼给他们吃呢?” 祂这样说是想试试腓力,其实祂知道应该怎么做。

腓力回答说:“就算买二百个银币[a]的饼,也不够他们每人一口啊!”

另外一个门徒——西门·彼得的弟弟安得烈对耶稣说: “这里有个小孩子带了五个大麦饼和两条鱼。不过,这么多人,这一点东西实在无济于事。”

10 耶稣说:“你们叫大家坐下。”那地方草很多,众人便坐下来,当时在场的男人大约有五千。 11 耶稣拿起饼来祝谢后,分给坐着的众人,然后又照样分鱼,众人可以随意吃。 12 他们吃饱后,耶稣对门徒说:“把剩下的零碎收拾起来,免得浪费。”

13 他们便把大家吃剩的那五个大麦饼的零碎收拾起来,装满了十二个篮子。 14 大家看见耶稣行的这个神迹,都说:“这人真是那位要来到世上的先知!” 15 耶稣知道他们想强行立祂做王,便独自退到山上。

耶稣在湖面上行走

16 傍晚的时候,门徒来到湖边, 17 上了船,去湖对岸的迦百农。天色已暗,耶稣还没到他们那里。 18 忽然,湖面上狂风大作,波涛汹涌。 19 门徒摇橹,大约行了五六公里,突然看见耶稣在水面上朝他们的船走来,他们很害怕。 20 耶稣对他们说:“是我,不要怕。” 21 于是门徒欢然接祂上船,船立刻到了目的地。

生命之粮

22 第二天,留在对岸的众人看见那里只有一条船,耶稣没有和门徒一起坐船离开。 23 后来有几条从提比哩亚来的小船停泊在岸边,靠近主祝谢后让众人吃饼的地方。 24 他们发现耶稣和门徒都不在那里,就乘船到迦百农去找祂。

25 他们在湖对岸找到了耶稣,对祂说:“老师,你什么时候到这里来的?”

26 耶稣回答说:“我实实在在地告诉你们,你们找我,并不是因为看见了神迹,而是因为你们有饼吃,并且吃饱了。 27 不要为那必坏的食物劳苦,要为那存到永生的食物,就是人子要赐给你们的食物劳苦,因为父上帝把这权柄交给了人子。”

28 众人问祂:“我们要怎样做,才算是做上帝的工作呢?”

29 耶稣说:“信上帝所差来的那位,就是做上帝的工作。”

30 他们又问:“那么,你行什么神迹让我们看了可以信你呢?你要做什么呢? 31 我们的祖先在旷野有吗哪吃,正如圣经上说,‘祂赐下天粮给他们吃。’”

32 耶稣却说:“我实实在在地告诉你们,不是摩西从天上赐给了你们粮食,而是我父将天上的真粮食赐给你们。 33 因为上帝赐的粮就是从天降下、赐生命给世人的那位。”

34 他们说:“先生,求你把这种粮食天天赐给我们吧。”

35 耶稣说:“我就是生命的粮,到我这里来的人必定不饿,信我的人必永远不渴。 36 但我对你们说过,你们虽然亲眼看见我,仍然不信。 37 凡父赐给我的人,必到我这里来。到我这里来的,我总不丢弃他。 38 因为我从天上下来,不是要成就自己的旨意,而是要成就差我来者的旨意。 39 差我来者的旨意是,祂所赐给我的,我一个也不失掉,在末日我要叫他们复活。 40 因为我父的旨意是要叫一切看见儿子并相信的人得到永生,在末日,我要叫他们复活。”

41 犹太人听见耶稣说自己是从天上降下来的粮,就小声议论, 42 说:“这不是约瑟的儿子耶稣吗?祂的父母,我们都认识,祂现在怎么能说自己是从天上降下来的呢?”

43 耶稣回答他们说:“你们不用议论纷纷。 44 如果不是差我来的父吸引人到我这里来,没有人能来。到我这里来的,在末日,我要叫他复活。 45 先知书上这样说,‘他们都要受上帝的训诲’,这里是指凡听从父的教导又去效法的人,都会到我这里来。 46 这并不是说有人见过父,唯独从上帝而来的那位见过父。 47 我实实在在地告诉你们,信我的人有永生, 48 因为我是生命的粮。 49 你们的祖先在旷野吃过吗哪,还是死了。 50 但这是从天上降下来的粮,人吃了就不死。 51 我就是天上降下来的生命之粮,人吃了这粮,必永远活着。我将要赐下的粮就是我的肉,是为了让世人得到生命。”

52 犹太人开始彼此争论,说:“这个人怎么能把自己的肉给我们吃呢?”

53 耶稣说:“我实实在在地告诉你们,如果你们不吃人子的肉,不喝人子的血,就没有生命。 54 吃我肉、喝我血的人有永生,在末日,我要叫他复活。 55 因为我的肉是真粮食,我的血是真饮品, 56 吃我肉、喝我血的人常在我里面,我也常在他里面。 57 永活的父差我来,我是靠祂而活。同样,吃我肉的人也靠我而活。 58 我是从天上降下来的真粮,吃这粮的人必永远活着,不像你们的祖先,虽然吃过吗哪,最后还是死了。”

59 这番话是耶稣在迦百农会堂里教导人的时候讲的。

永生之道

60 祂的许多门徒听了,就议论说:“这话实在难懂,谁能接受呢?”

61 耶稣知道门徒在议论,就说:“这话叫你们失去信心吗? 62 如果你们看见人子升到祂原来所在的地方,会怎么样呢? 63 叫人活着的是灵,肉体毫无作用。我对你们说的话就是灵,就是生命。 64 然而,你们中间有些人不信。”因为耶稣一开始就知道谁不信祂、谁会出卖祂。

65 祂继续说:“所以我曾对你们说,如果不是我父赐恩,没有人能到我这里来。”

66 从此,很多门徒离开了,不再跟从耶稣。

67 于是耶稣问那十二个门徒:“你们也要离开我吗?”

68 西门·彼得答道:“主啊!你有永生之道,我们还跟从谁呢? 69 我们已经相信并且知道你是上帝的圣者。”

70 耶稣说:“我不是拣选了你们十二个人吗?但其中有一个是魔鬼。” 71 耶稣这话是指着加略人西门的儿子犹大说的,因为他是十二个门徒之一,后来出卖了耶稣。

  1. 6:7 一个银币相当于当时一天的工钱。

New International Version

John 6

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

1Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

Jesus Walks on the Water

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,[b] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.

Jesus the Bread of Life

25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[c]

32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”

35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”

43 “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[d] Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Desert Jesus

60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[e] and life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

70 Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)

  1. John 6:7 Greek take two hundred denarii
  2. John 6:19 Or about 5 or 6 kilometers
  3. John 6:31 Exodus 16:4; Neh. 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25
  4. John 6:45 Isaiah 54:13
  5. John 6:63 Or are Spirit; or are spirit