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John 6:1-71

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.)

Knijga O Kristu

Ivan 6:1-71

Isus hrani pet tisuća ljudi

(Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17)

1Nakon toga Isus prijeđe na drugu stranu Galilejskog jezera (to jest, Tiberijadskog mora). 2Golemo ga je mnoštvo posvuda slijedilo jer su gledali čuda koja je činio iscjeljujući bolesnike. 3Isus se popne na goru i sjedne sa svojim učenicima. 4Bližio se židovski blagdan Pashe. 5Podignuvši pogled, Isus ugleda silno mnoštvo ljudi kako se penje prema njemu. On upita Filipa: “Čime ćemo, Filipe, kupiti kruha da nahranimo sav taj narod?” 6Kušao ga je jer je već znao što će učiniti.

7Filip mu odgovori: “Trebalo bi nam cijelo bogatstvo6:7 U grčkome: dvjesto denara. da svatko dobije samo malo hrane!”

8Tada Andrija, brat Šimuna Petra, reče: 9“Ovdje je neki dječak s pet ječmenih kruhova i dvije ribice. Ali što je to za toliki narod?”

10“Neka ljudi sjednu!” zapovjedi Isus. I cijelo mnoštvo—samo je muškaraca bilo oko pet tisuća—posjeda na prostranu livadu. 11Zatim Isus uzme kruhove, zahvali Bogu pa ih razdijeli ljudima koji su sjedili. Potom to učini i s ribama. I svi su se do sita najeli. 12“A sad pokupite ostatke,” reče Isus učenicima, “tako da ništa ne propadne.” 13Dvanaest su košara napunili ostacima preostalih mnoštvu koje se nahranilo s pet ječmenih kruhova.

14Kad su ljudi shvatili kakvo je silno čudo Isus učinio, povikali su: “On je zaista Prorok6:14 Vidjeti: Ponovljeni zakon 18:15, 18. koga očekujemo!” 15Kad je Isus znao da su ga spremni pograbiti i učiniti svojim kraljem, ode ponovno u goru, posve sam.

Isus hoda po vodi

16Uvečer siđu njegovi učenici na obalu da ga pričekaju. 17No kako je već pao mrak, a Isus se još nije vratio, ukrcaju se u lađu i upute na drugu stranu jezera, prema Kafarnaumu. 18More je bilo uzburkano jakim vjetrom. 19Kad su otplovili kojih pet kilometara6:19 U grčkome: 25 do 30 stadija (4,6 do 5,5 km). od obale, iznenada opaze Isusa kako hoda po vodi prema lađi. Prestraše se, 20no on im reče: “Ne bojte se! Ja sam!” 21Htjeli su ga uzeti na lađu, ali lađa se odmah nađe na obali prema kojoj su plovili.

Isus, kruh života

22Drugoga se jutra na obali s druge strane jezera počelo okupljati mnoštvo iščekujući da vidi Isusa. Ljudi su znali da se Isus nije ukrcao s učenicima u lađu i da su oni isplovili bez njega. 23U blizinu onog mjesta na kojemu su jeli kruh pošto je Gospodin zahvalio Bogu stiglo je nekoliko lađica iz Tiberijade. 24Kad su ljudi vidjeli da ondje nema ni Isusa ni njegovih učenika, ukrcali su se u lađe i otplovili na drugu stranu jezera, u Kafarnaum, ne bi li pronašli Isusa. 25Kad su stigli onamo, pronašli su ga i upitali: “Učitelju, kad si došao ovamo?”

26Isus im odgovori: “Vi uistinu želite biti sa mnom jer ste se nasitili onih kruhova, a ne zato što ste razumjeli značenje čuda koja sam činio. 27Radite, ali ne za propadljivu hranu, već za hranu koja ostaje za vječni život što će vam ga dati Sin Čovječji. Jer ga je Bog Otac za to ovlastio.”

28“Što nam je činiti da bismo radili djela koja Bog traži?” pitali su.

29“Djelo je Božje da vjerujte u onoga koga je on poslao”, odgovori Isus.

30“Kakav ćeš nam znak dati”, pitali su, “da bismo ga vidjeli i povjerovali ti? Kakvo ćeš djelo učiniti? 31Uostalom, naši su preci jeli manu dok su putovali pustinjom! U Svetom pismu stoji: ‘Dao im je za jelo kruh s neba.’”6:31 Izlazak 16:4; Psalam 78:24.

32Isus im reče: “Zaista vam kažem, nije vam Mojsije dao kruh s neba, nego Otac moj daje vam istinski kruh s neba. 33Pravi je Božji kruh onaj koga je Bog poslao s neba i koji svijetu daje život.”

34“Gospodine,” kazaše, “daj nam uvijek toga kruha.”

35Isus im odgovori: “Ja sam kruh života. Tko dolazi k meni, neće nikad više ogladnjeti. Koji vjeruju u mene, neće ožednjeti nikada. 36Ali, kao što vam rekoh, gledali ste me, a ipak ne vjerujete. 37Ali svi oni koje mi je Otac dao, doći će k meni a takve sigurno neću odbaciti. 38Jer ja sam sišao s neba da vršim volju Boga koji me poslao, a ne svoju volju. 39A Božja je volja da ne izgubim nijednoga od onih koje mi je on dao, nego da ih u posljednji dan uskrisim u vječni život. 40Jer je volja mojeg Oca da svatko tko vidi njegova Sina i tko vjeruje u njega ima vječni život te da ga ja uskrisim u posljednji dan.”

41Židovi su počeli mrmljati protiv njega zato što je o sebi rekao: “Ja sam kruh koji je sišao s neba.” 42“Pa to je Isus, Josipov sin”, govorili su. “Znamo mu i oca i majku. Kako sad može reći: ‘Sišao sam s neba?’”

43Ali Isus im odgovori: “Ne prigovarajte međusobno! 44Nitko ne može doći k meni ako ga ne privuče Otac koji me je poslao, a ja ću sve takve oživjeti u posljednji dan. 45Kao što je zapisano u Svetome pismu: ‘Svi će biti učenici Božji.’6:45 Izaija 54:13. Kojima Otac govori i koji primaju njegovu pouku, doći će k meni. 46To ne znači da je netko vidio Oca, jer sam ga jedini vidio ja koji od njega dolazim.

47Zaista vam kažem, tko vjeruje u mene, ima vječni život. 48Ja sam kruh života. 49Vaši su preci jeli manu u pustinji, ali svi su poumirali. 50Ovaj kruh s neba, međutim, svakomu tko ga jede daje vječni život. 51Ja sam živi kruh koji je sišao s neba. Jede li tko ovaj kruh, živjet će zauvijek. Kruh koji ću ja dati jest moje tijelo što ću ga predati za život svijeta.”

52Nato se Židovi počnu međusobno prepirati govoreći: “Kako nam ovaj može dati svoje tijelo za jelo?”

53Isus im zato ponovno reče: “Zaista vam kažem, ne jedete li tijela Sina Čovječjega i ne pijete li njegove krvi, ne možete u sebi imati vječni život! 54Ali tko god jede moje tijelo i pije moju krv, ima vječni život i ja ću ga uskrisiti u posljednji dan. 55Jer je moje tijelo prava hrana, a moja krv pravo piće. 56Tko jede moje tijelo i tko pije moju krv, ostaje u meni i ja ostajem u njemu. 57Kao što me je poslao živi Otac i kao što ja živim zaradi Oca, tako će i oni koji mene blaguju živjeti zaradi mene. 58Ja sam pravi kruh koji je sišao s neba, a ne onakav kakav su jeli vaši oci i svejedno pomrli. Tko jede ovaj kruh, živjet će zauvijek.”

59To je rekao poučavajući u sinagogi u Kafarnaumu.

Mnogi učenici napuštaju Isusa

60Mnogi njegovi učenici kazaše: “To su vrlo teške riječi. Tko bi razumio što je htio reći?”

61Isus je znao da njegovi učenici prigovaraju pa im reče: “Zar vas to sablažnjava? 62A što ćete pomisliti ako vidite Sina Čovječjega kako se vraća u nebo? 63Sveti Duh je taj koji daje vječni život. Ljudskim naporima ne može se ništa postignuti. A same riječi koje sam vam rekao jesu Duh i život. 64Pa ipak, neki od vas mi ne vjeruju.”

Jer je Isus od početka znao tko u njega ne vjeruje i tko je onaj koji će ga izdati.

65I još reče: “Na to sam mislio kad sam vam rekao da nitko ne može doći k meni ako ga Otac ne privuče.”

66Mnogi se učenici tada povuku i nisu ga više slijedili. 67Tada se Isus okrene Dvanaestorici i upita ih: “Hoćete li i vi otići?”

68Šimun Petar mu odgovori: “Gospodine, kome da odemo? Samo ti imaš riječi koje daju vječni život, 69a mi vjerujemo i znamo da si ti Svetac Božji!”

70Zatim im Isus reče: “Sâm izabrah vas Dvanaestoricu, a ipak je jedan od vas đavao.” 71Govorio je o Judi, sinu Šimuna Iškariotskoga, jednome od Dvanaestorice koji ga je poslije izdao.