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), 2and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5When 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?” 6He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages6:7 Greek take two hundred denarii to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11Jesus 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.
12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
Jesus Walks on the Water
16When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17where 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. 18A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles,6:19 Or about 5 or 6 kilometers they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22The 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. 23Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24Once 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
25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”
26Jesus 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. 27Do 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.”
28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
30So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’6:31 Exodus 16:4; Neh. 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25”
32Jesus 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. 33For 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.”
35Then 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. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And 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. 40For 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.”
41At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They 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. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’6:45 Isaiah 54:13 Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51I 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.”
52Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
53Jesus 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. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57Just 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. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
Many Disciples Desert Jesus
60On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
61Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit6:63 Or are Spirit; or are spirit and life. 64Yet 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. 65He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
66From 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.
68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
70Then 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.)
Yesu Ma Nnipa Mpemnum Aduane
1Yei akyi, Yesu twaa Galilea Po a wɔsane frɛ no Tiberia Po no. 2Esiane sɛ nkurɔfoɔ hunuu sɛ Yesu nam anwanwakwan so asa nnipa pii yadeɛ no enti, wɔdii nʼakyi. 3Yesu ne nʼasuafoɔ no kɔɔ bepɔ bi so kɔtenaa hɔ kakra. 4Saa ɛberɛ no na Twam Afahyɛ no abɛn.
5Ɛberɛ a Yesu twaa nʼani, hunuu sɛ nnipakuo no reba ne nkyɛn no, ɔbisaa Filipo sɛ, “Ɛhe na yɛbɛnya aduane ama saa nnipa dodoɔ yi?” 6Yesu bisaa Filipo saa asɛm yi de sɔɔ no hwɛeɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔnim deɛ ɔbɛyɛ.
7Filipo buaa sɛ, “Ansa na yɛbɛtumi ama saa nnipa dodoɔ yi aduane no, ɛsɛ sɛ yɛnya abosome nwɔtwe akatua.”
8Andrea a ɔyɛ Simon Petro nua no kaa sɛ, 9“Abarimaa bi wɔ ha a ɔwɔ burodo enum ne nkyenam mmienu; na yei bɛtumi aso nnipa dodoɔ yi di?”
10Yesu hyɛɛ nʼasuafoɔ no sɛ, “Momma obiara ntena ase.” Asuafoɔ no ma wɔtenatenaa ɛserɛ no so. Na mmarima a wɔwɔ wɔn mu no dodoɔ bɛyɛ mpemnum. 11Yesu faa burodo no bɔɔ mpaeɛ na ɔkyɛ maa wɔn. Ɔfaa saa ɛkwan korɔ no ara so kyɛɛ nkyenam no nso maa wɔn.
12Wɔdidi meeɛ akyi no, Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ “Mommoaboa aduane a aka no ano na ebi ansɛe.” 13Wɔboaboaa aduane a ɛkaeɛ no ano no, ɛyɛɛ nkɛntɛmma dumienu.
14Nnipa no hunuu nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ a Yesu ayɛ no, wɔkaa sɛ, “Ampa ara, onipa yi ne odiyifoɔ a yɛrehwɛ no ɛkwan no.” 15Yesu hunuu sɛ nnipa no ayɛ wɔn adwene sɛ wɔbɛkyere no asi no ɔhene no, ɔtwee ne ho firii wɔn mu kɔɔ bepɔ no so bio.
Yesu Nante Po So
16Onwunu dwoeɛ no, Yesu asuafoɔ no kɔɔ Galilea mpoano. 17Wɔtwɛn kɔsii sɛ adeɛ saeɛ na ɔmma no, wɔkɔtenaa kodoɔ mu sɛ wɔrekɔ Kapernaum. 18Saa ɛberɛ no na ahum retu wɔ ɛpo so ama ɛpo no so ayɛ gyabagyaba. 19Wɔhare kɔɔ wɔn anim bɛyɛ akwansini mmiɛnsa anaa ɛnan no, wɔhunuu sɛ obi nam ɛpo no so reba; yei maa ehu kaa wɔn kɔsii sɛ, 20Yesu kaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me, Monnsuro!” 21Asuafoɔ no pɛɛ sɛ anka wɔde no tena kodoɔ no mu, nanso ntɛmpa ara kodoɔ no kɔduruu Kapernaum.
22Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, nnipa a na wɔwɔ Galilea ɛpo no agya no hunuu sɛ kodoɔ baako pɛ na na ɛwɔ hɔ, nanso asuafoɔ no tenaa mu kɔeɛ a na Yesu nka wɔn ho. 23Ankyɛre koraa na akodoɔ foforɔ bi firi Tiberia baa faako a Awurade maa nnipakuo no aduane diiɛ no. 24Ɛberɛ a nnipa no hunuu sɛ Yesu ne nʼasuafoɔ no nni hɔ no, wɔtenatenaa akodoɔ no mu sɛ wɔrekɔ Kapernaum akɔhwehwɛ no.
Yesu, Nkwa Aduane No
25Wɔduruu Kapernaum na wɔhunuu Yesu no, wɔbisaa no sɛ, “Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ, ɛberɛ bɛn na wobaa ha?”
26Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ, “Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo sɛ, ɛnyɛ sɛ mohunuu anwanwadeɛ a meyɛeɛ no enti na morehwehwɛ me, na mmom, sɛ monyaa aduane di meeɛ no enti. 27Monnsɛe mo berɛ nyinaa mmpere nhwehwɛ aduane a ɛtumi sɛe no akyiri kwan, na mmom, mompere nhwehwɛ aduane a ɛtena hɔ daa a ɛma nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ a Onipa Ba no de bɛma mo no akyiri kwan. Ɛfiri sɛ, yei enti na mʼAgya somaa me.”
28Nnipa no bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na yɛnyɛ na yɛasɔ Onyankopɔn ani?”
29Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ, “Yei ne deɛ Onyankopɔn pɛ sɛ moyɛ, monnye deɛ wasoma no no nni.”
30Nnipa no bisaa no bio sɛ, “Anwanwadeɛ bɛn na wobɛyɛ akyerɛ yɛn ama yɛagye wo adi? 31Sɛ wopɛ sɛ yɛgye wo di sɛ wone Agyenkwa no deɛ a, ɛnneɛ ma yɛn aduane nni daa sɛdeɛ Atwerɛsɛm no di ho adanseɛ sɛ, Mose maa yɛn nananom ɔsoro aduane dii wɔ ɛserɛ so no.”
32Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo sɛ, ɛnyɛ Mose na ɔmaa mo nananom aduane a ɛfiri ɔsoro no dii ɛserɛ so hɔ no na mmom, ɛyɛ mʼAgya. Na afei deɛ, ɔma mo aduane a ɛfiri ɔsoro a ɛma nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ no di daa. 33Saa aduane a ɛfiri Onyankopɔn nkyɛn no ne onipa a ɔfiri ɔsoro ba asase so na ɔde nkwa brɛ ewiase no.”
34Nnipa no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Owura, ma yɛn saa aduane no bi nni daa.”
35Yesu kaa sɛ, “Mene burodo a ɛma nkwa no. Obiara a ɔba me nkyɛn na ɔgye me di no, ɛkɔm anaa osukɔm renne no da. 36Sɛdeɛ maka akyerɛ mo no, moahunu me nnwuma, nanso monnye me nni. 37Obiara a mʼAgya de no ama me no bɛba me nkyɛn, na obiara a ɔbɛba me nkyɛn nso no, merempam no. 38Na mefiri ɔsoro baa asase so sɛ merebɛyɛ deɛ ɔsomaa me no apɛdeɛ, na ɛnyɛ mʼapɛdeɛ. 39Na deɛ ɔsomaa me no apɛdeɛ ne sɛ, mɛhwɛ wɔn a ɔde wɔn ama me no nyinaa so yie na da a ɛdi akyire no, manyane wɔn ama wɔn nkwa foforɔ. 40MʼAgya apɛdeɛ ne sɛ, obiara a ɔba me nkyɛn na ɔgye me di no bɛnya nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ, na da a ɛdi akyire no, manyane no ama no nkwa foforɔ.”
41Yudafoɔ no tee sɛ Yesu aka sɛ, “Mene aduane a ɛfiri ɔsoro” no, wɔnwiinwiiɛ. 42Wɔkɔɔ so kaa sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ Yosef ne Maria ba ne saa Yesu yi? Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na ɔtumi ka sɛ ɔfiri ɔsoro na ɔbaeɛ?”
43Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ, “Monnyae anwiinwii no. 44Mommma ɛnnyɛ mo nwanwa sɛ maka saa, na obiara nni hɔ a ɔbɛtumi aba me nkyɛn, gye sɛ Agya no a ɔsomaa me no twe no ba me ho, na da a ɛdi akyire no, mɛnyane no. 45Adiyifoɔ no twerɛɛ sɛ, ‘Onyankopɔn ankasa bɛkyerɛkyerɛ ne mma.’ Ɛno enti, obiara a ɔtie Agya no nkyerɛkyerɛ no ba me nkyɛn. 46Asɛm a maka yi nkyerɛ sɛ obi ahunu Agya no pɛn, gye onipa a ɔfiri Agya no nkyɛn no. 47Mereka nokwasɛm akyerɛ mo sɛ, obiara a ɔgye me di a ɛma nkwa a ɛfiri no nya nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. 48Mene burodo a ɛma nkwa no. 49Mo nananom dii mana wɔ ɛserɛ so, nso wɔwuwuiɛ, 50nanso burodo a ɛfiri ɔsoro ba no yɛ burodo a obi di a ɔrenwu da. 51Mene burodo a ɛfiri ɔsoro no; sɛ obi di saa burodo yi a, ɔbɛtena ase daa. Burodo a mede bɛma obiara a ɔba me nkyɛn no, ne me honam a mede ma, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ na ewiase bɛnya nkwa.”
52Asɛm a Yesu kaeɛ yi maa Yudafoɔ no bo fuiɛ ma wɔbisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ, “Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na saa onipa yi atumi de ne honam ama yɛn sɛ aduane ama yɛadi?”
53Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mereka nokwasɛm akyerɛ mo; moanni Onipa Ba no honam sɛ aduane na moannom ne mogya a, morennya nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. 54Obiara a ɔdi me honam sɛ aduane na ɔnom me mogya no nya nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ, na da a ɛdi akyire no, mɛnyane no ama no nkwa foforɔ. 55Me honam ne aduane pa no, na me mogya nso ne nsu pa no. 56Obiara a ɔdi me honam sɛ aduane na ɔnom me mogya sɛ nsuo no te me mu, na me nso mete ne mu. 57Sɛdeɛ Agya teasefoɔ no somaa me na ɔno enti, mete ase no, saa ara nso na obiara a ɔdi me honam sɛ aduane no, me enti, ɔbɛtena ase. 58Yei ne burodo a ɛfiri ɔsoro baeɛ. Ɛnte sɛ mana a yɛn nananom dii wɔ ɛserɛ so na wɔwuwuiɛ no. Saa burodo yi deɛ, obiara a ɔbɛdi bi no bɛtena ase daa.” 59Ɛberɛ a na Yesu rekyerɛkyerɛ wɔ hyiadan mu wɔ Kapernaum no na ɔkaa saa nsɛm yi.
Yesu Akyidifoɔ No Mu Pii Twe Wɔn Ho
60Yesu akyidifoɔ no mu pii tee asɛm a ɔkaeɛ no, wɔkaa sɛ, “Saa asɛm yi deɛ, ɛkyere yɛn adwene. Hwan na ɔbɛte aseɛ?”
61Yesu hunuu sɛ nʼakyidifoɔ no renwiinwii no, ɔbisaa wɔn sɛ, “Asɛm a mekaeɛ yi to mo suntidua anaa? 62Ɛnneɛ, ɛba sɛ Onipa Ba no resane akɔ ɔsoro, faako a ɔfiri baeɛ no a, ɛdeɛn na mobɛyɛ? 63Onyankopɔn honhom na ɛma nkwa. Onipa ntumi mma nkwa. Nsɛm a maka akyerɛ mo yi yɛ honhom na nkwa wɔ mu, 64nanso mo mu bi nnye nni.” Ɛfiri ahyɛaseɛ no na Yesu hunuu wɔn a wɔnnye no nni ne wɔn a wɔbɛtwe wɔn ho afiri ne ho. 65Ɔkɔɔ so kaa sɛ, “Yei enti na meka kyerɛɛ mo sɛ, obi ntumi mma me nkyɛn gye sɛ Agya no ama no ho ɛkwan” no.
66Esiane saa nsɛm a Yesu kaeɛ no enti, nʼakyidifoɔ no mu pii twee wɔn ho firii ne ho na wɔanni nʼakyi bio.
67Yesu hunuu saa no, ɔbisaa asuafoɔ dumienu no sɛ, “Mo nso mobɛgyae mʼakyidie anaa?”
68Simon Petro buaa no sɛ, “Awurade, hwan nkyɛn na yɛbɛkɔ? Wo na wowɔ nsɛm a ɛwɔ nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. 69Na yɛgye wo nsɛm no di na yɛnim sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba Kronkron no.”
70Yesu kɔɔ so kaa sɛ, “Me ara na meyii mo dumienu yi, nanso mo mu baako yɛ ɔbonsam.” 71Asɛm a Yesu kaeɛ no, na ɛfa Yuda a ɔyɛ Simon Iskariot ba no a ɔyɛ asuafoɔ dumienu no mu baako a ɔbɛyi Yesu ama no ho.