New International Version

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.)

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Johana 6:1-71

Jesũ Kũhũũnia Andũ Ngiri Ithano

1Thuutha wa maũndũ macio, Jesũ akĩringa mũrĩmo ũrĩa ũngĩ wa Iria rĩa Galili (na norĩo rĩĩtagwo Iria rĩa Tiberia), 26:2 Joh 2:11nakĩo kĩrĩndĩ kĩnene kĩa andũ gĩkĩmũrũmĩrĩra tondũ nĩkĩoneete ciama iria aaringĩire andũ arĩa maarĩ arũaru. 3Nake Jesũ akĩambata kĩrĩma-inĩ, agĩikara thĩ marĩ hamwe na arutwo ake. 46:4 Joh 11:55Nakĩo Gĩathĩ gĩa Bathaka ya Ayahudi nĩgĩakuhĩrĩirie.

56:5 Joh 1:43Rĩrĩa Jesũ aarorire akĩona kĩrĩndĩ kĩnene gĩgĩũka kũrĩ we, akĩũria Filipu atĩrĩ, “Tũkũgũra mĩgate kũ andũ aya marĩe?” 6Oririe ũguo nĩguo amũgerie, nĩgũkorwo we nĩooĩ ũrĩa egwĩka.

7Nake Filipu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Mũcara wa mĩeri ĩnana ndũngĩgũra mĩgate ya kũigana nĩguo o mũndũ arũme kenyũ!”

86:8 Joh 1:40Nake mũrutwo ũngĩ wake wetagwo Anderea, mũrũ wa nyina na Simoni Petero, akiuga atĩrĩ, 96:9 2Ath 4:43“Haha harĩ kahĩĩ karĩ na mĩgate ĩtano ya mũtu wa cairi na thamaki igĩrĩ nini, no ingĩkĩigana atĩa andũ marĩ aingĩ ũũ?”

10Nake Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩraai andũ maikare thĩ.” Hau maarĩ haarĩ na nyeki nyingĩ, nao arũme magĩikara thĩ, na maarĩ ta arũme ngiri ithano. 116:11 Math 14:19Jesũ agĩcooka akĩoya mĩgate ĩyo, agĩcookia ngaatho na akĩgaĩra arĩa maikarĩte thĩ kũringana na mũigana ũrĩa o mũndũ angĩendire. Agĩcooka agĩĩka o ũguo na thamaki.

12Rĩrĩa othe maarĩire na makĩhũũna, akĩĩra arutwo ake atĩrĩ, “Ũnganiai cienyũ iria ciatigara. Mũtikareke kĩndũ o na kĩrĩkũ kĩũrĩre.” 13Nĩ ũndũ ũcio magĩciũngania, makĩiyũria ikabũ ikũmi na igĩrĩ na icunjĩ cia mĩgate ĩrĩa ĩtano ya cairi, iria ciatigirio nĩ andũ acio maarĩkia kũrĩa.

146:14 Gũcook 18:15, 18; Math 11:3Thuutha wa andũ kuona ciama iria Jesũ aaringĩte, makĩambĩrĩria kuuga atĩrĩ, “Ti-itherũ ũyũ nĩwe mũnabii ũrĩa ũgooka gũkũ thĩ.” 156:15 Joh 18:36; Math 14:23Nake Jesũ akĩmenya atĩ nĩmendaga mamũtue mũthamaki wao na hinya, nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩmeherera o rĩngĩ, akĩambata kĩrĩma-inĩ arĩ wiki.

Jesũ Kũgerera Maaĩ Igũrũ

16Rĩrĩa gwakinyire hwaĩ-inĩ arutwo ake magĩikũrũka nginya iria-inĩ, 17magĩtoonya marikabu, makĩringa iria marorete Kaperinaumu. Hĩndĩ ĩyo kwarĩ nduma, na Jesũ ndaathiĩte kũrĩ o. 18Nĩ kwarĩ na makũmbĩ ma maaĩ tondũ wa rũhuho rũnene rũrĩa rwahurutanaga. 196:19 Ayub 9:8Na hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maatwarithĩtie marikabu ta kilomita ithano kana ithathatũ, makĩona Jesũ agĩũka kũrĩ marikabu-inĩ agereire maaĩ igũrũ; nao makĩmaka. 206:20 Math 14:27Nowe akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Nĩ niĩ; tigai gwĩtigĩra.” 21Magĩtĩkĩra atoonye thĩinĩ wa marikabu, na kahinda o kau marikabu ĩgĩkinya hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia kũrĩa maathiiaga.

226:22 Joh 6:15-21Mũthenya ũcio ũngĩ, kĩrĩndĩ kĩrĩa kĩarĩ mũrĩmo ũũrĩa ũngĩ wa iria gĩkĩmenya atĩ no marikabu ĩmwe yarĩ ho, na atĩ Jesũ ndaamĩingĩrĩte hamwe na arutwo ake no maathiĩte marĩ oiki. 236:23 Joh 6:11No ningĩ gũgĩũka marikabu ingĩ ciumĩte Tiberia ikĩrũgama hakuhĩ na harĩa andũ maarĩĩrĩire mĩgate thuutha wa Mwathani gũcookeria Ngai ngaatho. 24Na rĩrĩa kĩrĩndĩ kĩamenyire atĩ Jesũ kana arutwo ake gũtirĩ warĩ ho, gĩkĩingĩra marikabu icio, gĩgĩthiĩ Kaperinaumu gũcaria Jesũ.

Jesũ nĩwe Mũgate wa Muoyo

256:25 Math 23:7Rĩrĩa maamũkorire mũrĩmo ũũrĩa ũngĩ wa iria makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Rabii, ũkinyire gũkũ rĩ?”

266:26 Joh 2:11Nake Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, inyuĩ mũtiranjaria nĩ ũndũ wa ciama iria mũronire, no nĩ ũndũ nĩmũrarĩire mĩgate mũrahũũna. 276:27 Isa 55:2; Math 25:46; Arom 4:11Tigagai gũtangĩkĩra irio iria ithũkaga, no mwĩtangagei nĩ ũndũ wa irio iria cia gũtũũra nginya muoyo-inĩ wa tene na tene, iria Mũrũ wa Mũndũ akaamũhe. Ũcio nĩwe Ngai Ithe ahũũrĩte mũhũũri wa gwĩtĩkĩrĩka.”

28Magĩcooka makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Twagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩka atĩa nĩgeetha tũrutage mawĩra marĩa Ngai endaga?”

296:29 1Joh 3:23Nake Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Wĩra wa Ngai nĩ ũyũ: nĩ mwĩtĩkie ũrĩa we atũmĩte.”

306:30 Math 12:38Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ciama irĩkũ ũgũtũringĩra tuone nĩguo tũgwĩtĩkie? Ũgwĩka atĩa? 316:31 Ndar 11:7-9; Thaam 16:4, 15Maithe maitũ ma tene maarĩĩaga mana kũu werũ-inĩ; o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: ‘Aamaheire mĩgate kuuma igũrũ marĩe.’ ”6:31 Ayahudi meciiragia atĩ Mesia oka nĩangĩamaheire irio iria cietagwo mana, iria maithe mao maarĩĩaga marĩ werũ-inĩ.

32Nake Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, ti Musa wamũheire mũgate kuuma igũrũ, no nĩ Baba ũmũheaga mũgate ũrĩa wa ma kuuma igũrũ. 336:33 Joh 3:13, 31Nĩgũkorwo mũgate wa Ngai nĩ ũrĩa ũikũrũkaga kuuma igũrũ akahe kĩrĩndĩ gĩa thĩ muoyo wa tene na tene.”

346:34 Joh 4:15Nao makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mũthuuri ũyũ, kuuma rĩu tũheage mũgate ũcio.”

356:35 Thaam 3:14; Joh 6:48, 51Nake Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Niĩ nĩ niĩ mũgate wa muoyo. Mũndũ ũrĩa ũũkaga kũrĩ niĩ ndakahũũta o na rĩ, na ũrĩa ũnjĩtĩkĩtie ndakanyoota o na rĩ. 36No rĩrĩ, o ta ũrĩa ndĩmwĩrĩte, nĩmũnyonete, no mũtirĩ mũretĩkia. 37Arĩa othe Baba ahee nĩmarĩũkaga kũrĩ niĩ, na ũrĩa wothe ũgooka kũrĩ niĩ ndikamũingata o na rĩ. 386:38 Math 26:39Nĩgũkorwo ndiikũrũkĩte kuuma igũrũ njũke gwĩka wendi wakwa niĩ mwene, no njũkĩte gwĩka wendi wa ũrĩa wandũmire. 396:39 Isa 27:3; Joh 10:28; 17:12Naguo ũyũ nĩguo wendi wa ũrĩa wandũmire, atĩ ndigaate o na ũmwe wa arĩa othe aaheete, no ngaamariũkia mũthenya wa kũrigĩrĩria. 40Nĩgũkorwo wendi wa Baba nĩ atĩ ũrĩa wothe wonete Mũriũ na akamwĩtĩkia nĩakagĩa na muoyo wa tene na tene, na nĩngamũriũkia mũthenya wa kũrigĩrĩria.”

41Ayahudi maigua ũguo makĩambĩrĩria kũngʼongʼora nĩ ũndũ wake tondũ nĩoigĩte atĩrĩ, “Niĩ nĩ niĩ mũgate ũrĩa waikũrũkire kuuma igũrũ.” 426:42 Joh 7:27-28; Luk 4:22Makiuga atĩrĩ, “Githĩ ũyũ ti Jesũ mũrũ wa Jusufu, ũrĩa ithe na nyina tũũĩ? Rĩu angĩhota atĩa kuuga atĩ, ‘Niĩ ndaikũrũkire kuuma igũrũ’?”

43Nake Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Tigai kũngʼongʼora gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu. 44Gũtirĩ mũndũ ũngĩũka kũrĩ niĩ ataguucĩrĩirio nĩ Baba ũrĩa wandũmire, na niĩ nĩngamũriũkia mũthenya wa kũrigĩrĩria. 456:45 Isa 54:13Nĩ kwandĩkĩtwo maandĩko-inĩ ma Anabii atĩrĩ, ‘Nao othe makaarutwo ũhoro nĩ Ngai.’ Nake ũrĩa wothe ũthikagĩrĩria Baba na akeeruta ũhoro kuuma kũrĩ we, nĩokaga kũrĩ niĩ. 466:46 Joh 1:18Gũtirĩ mũndũ ũrĩ ona Baba, tiga o ũrĩa uumĩte kũrĩ Ngai; we wiki nowe wonete Baba. 47Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, mũndũ ũrĩa wĩtĩkĩtie arĩ na muoyo wa tene na tene. 486:48 Joh 6:35, 51Niĩ nĩ niĩ mũgate wa muoyo. 49Maithe manyu ma tene maarĩĩaga mana marĩ werũ-inĩ, na no maakuire. 50No ũyũ nĩguo mũgate ũrĩa ũikũrũkĩte kuuma igũrũ, ũrĩa mũndũ angĩrĩa na ndakue. 516:51 Ahib 10:10Niĩ nĩ niĩ mũgate ũrĩa ũrĩ muoyo ũrĩa waikũrũkire kuuma igũrũ. Mũndũ o wothe ũngĩrĩa mũgate ũyũ, nĩagatũũra tene na tene. Mũgate ũyũ nĩ mwĩrĩ wakwa ũrĩa ngũheana nĩ ũndũ wa muoyo wa andũ a gũkũ thĩ.”

526:52 Joh 9:16; 10:19Hĩndĩ ĩyo nao Ayahudi makĩambĩrĩria gũkararania mũno o ene, makoorania atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũyũ angĩhota atĩa gũtũhe mwĩrĩ wake tũrĩe?”

536:53 Math 26:26Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, mũtangĩrĩa mwĩrĩ wa Mũrũ wa Mũndũ na mũnyue thakame yake, mũtirĩ na muoyo thĩinĩ wanyu. 54Ũrĩa wothe ũrĩĩaga mwĩrĩ wakwa na akanyua thakame yakwa arĩ na muoyo wa tene na tene, na nĩngamũriũkia mũthenya wa kũrigĩrĩria. 55Nĩgũkorwo mwĩrĩ wakwa nĩ irio kũna, nayo thakame yakwa nĩ kĩndũ gĩa kũnyua kũna. 566:56 Joh 15:4-7Ũrĩa wothe ũrĩĩaga mwĩrĩ wakwa na akanyua thakame yakwa aikaraga thĩinĩ wakwa na niĩ ngaikara thĩinĩ wake. 57O ta ũrĩa Baba mũtũũra muoyo aandũmire na o ta ũrĩa na niĩ ndũũraga muoyo nĩ ũndũ wa Baba, noguo mũndũ ũrĩa ũndĩĩaga agaatũũra muoyo nĩ ũndũ wakwa. 586:58 Joh 6:49-51Ũyũ nĩguo mũgate ũrĩa waikũrũkire kuuma igũrũ. Maithe manyu maarĩire mana na nĩmakuire, no ũrĩa ũrĩĩaga mũgate ũyũ egũtũũra tene na tene.” 59Maũndũ macio aamaaririe rĩrĩa aarutanaga thunagogi-inĩ kũu Kaperinaumu.

Arutwo Aingĩ Gũtiganĩria Jesũ

60Arutwo ake aingĩ maigua ũguo makiuga atĩrĩ, “Ũyũ nĩ ũrutani mũritũ mũno, nũũ ũngĩhota kũwĩtĩkĩra?”

61Jesũ amenya atĩ arutwo ake nĩmangʼongʼoraga nĩ ũndũ wa ũhoro ũcio akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Kaĩ ũhoro ũcio wamũrakaria? 626:62 Joh 3:13Ĩ mũngĩkĩona Mũrũ wa Mũndũ akĩambata igũrũ kũrĩa aarĩ mbere! 636:63 2Akor 3:6Roho aheanaga muoyo; mwĩrĩ ndũrĩ kĩene. Ciugo iria ndamwarĩria nĩ roho na nĩcio muoyo. 646:64 Joh 2:25; Math 10:4No nĩ kũrĩ amwe anyu matarĩ maretĩkia.” Nĩgũkorwo kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria Jesũ nĩooĩ arĩa matetĩkĩtie, na ũrĩa ũkaamũkunyanĩra. 65Agĩthiĩ na mbere, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩkĩo ndamwĩrire atĩ gũtirĩ mũndũ ũngĩhota gũũka kũrĩ niĩ atahotithĩtio nĩ Baba.”

66Kuuma hĩndĩ ĩyo, arutwo ake aingĩ makĩhũndũka, na matiacookire kũmũrũmĩrĩra.

676:67 Math 10:2Jesũ akĩũria arĩa ikũmi na eerĩ atĩrĩ, “O na inyuĩ kaĩ mũrenda gũthiĩ?”

686:68 Math 16:16Nake Simoni Petero akĩmũcookeria, atĩrĩ, “Mwathani, tũngĩthiĩ kũrĩ ũ? Wee nĩwe ũrĩ na ciugo cia muoyo wa tene na tene. 69Nĩtwĩtĩkĩtie na tũkamenya atĩ wee nĩwe ũrĩa Mũtheru wa Ngai.”

706:70 Joh 13:27Hĩndĩ ĩyo Jesũ akĩmacookeria akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Githĩ ti niĩ ndĩmũthuurĩte mũrĩ ikũmi na eerĩ? No ũmwe wanyu nĩ ndaimono!” 71(Aaragia ũhoro wa Judasi mũrũ wa Simoni Isikariota, tondũ o na aakorwo aarĩ ũmwe wa acio ikũmi na eerĩ, nĩwe warĩ amũkunyanĩre thuutha ũcio.)