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 ya ciyar da dubu biyar
(Mattiyu 14.13-21; Markus 6.30-44; Luka 9.10-17)
1Ɗan lokaci bayan wannan, sai Yesu ya ƙetare zuwa gaɓar mai nesa na Tekun Galili (wato, Tekun Tibariya), 2sai taro mai yawa na mutane suka bi shi domin sun ga abubuwan banmamakin da ya yi ga marasa lafiya. 3Sa’an nan Yesu ya hau gefen dutse ya zauna tare da almajiransa. 4Bikin Ƙetarewan Yahudawa ya yi kusa.
5Sa’ad da Yesu ya ɗaga kai ya ga taro mai yawa suna zuwa wajensa, sai ya ce wa Filibus, “Ina za mu sayi burodi saboda mutanen nan su ci?” 6Ya yi wannan tambayar don yă gwada shi ne kawai, gama ya riga ya san abin da zai yi.
7Sai Filibus ya amsa ya ce, “Kai, ko albashin wata takwas ba zai iya sayan isashen burodin da kowa zai ɗan samu kaɗan ba!”
8Sai wani daga cikin almajiransa Andarawus, ɗan’uwan Bitrus, ya yi magana, 9“Ga wani yaro da ƙananan burodin sha’ir guda biyar da ƙananan kifi biyu, amma me wannan zai yi wa yawan mutanen nan.”
10Yesu ya ce, “Ku sa mutanen su zauna.” Wurin kuwa akwai ciyawa da sosai, sai maza suka zazzauna, sun kai wajen dubu biyar. 11Sa’an nan Yesu ya ɗauki burodin, ya yi godiya, ya kuma rarraba wa waɗanda suke zaune gwargwadon abin da ya ishe su. Haka kuma ya yi da kifin.
12Sa’ad da duk suka ci suka ƙoshi, sai ya ce wa almajiransa,“Ku tattara gutsattsarin da suka rage. Kada kome yă lalace.” 13Saboda haka suka tattara su suka kuma cika kwanduna goma sha biyu na gutsattsarin burodin sha’ir biyar nan da suka ragu bayan kowa ya ci.
14Bayan mutanen suka ga abin banmamakin da Yesu ya yi, sai suka fara cewa, “Lalle, wannan shi ne Annabin nan mai zuwa duniya.” 15Da Yesu ya gane suna shirin su ɗauke shi ƙarfi da yaji su naɗa shi sarki, sai ya sāke komawa kan dutsen shi kaɗai.
Yesu ya yi tafiya a kan ruwa
(Mattiyu 14.22-27; Markus 6.45-52)
16Da yamma ta yi, sai almajiransa suka gangara zuwa tafki, 17inda suka shiga jirgin ruwa suka tasar wa haye tafkin zuwa Kafarnahum. A lokacin kuwa duhu ya yi, Yesu kuma bai riga ya zo wurinsu ba tukuna. 18Iska mai ƙarfi kuwa tana bugowa, ruwaye kuma suka fara hauka. 19Bayan sun yi tuƙi wajen mil uku ko uku da rabi, sai suka ga Yesu ya kusato jirgin ruwan, yana takawa a kan ruwan; sai suka tsorata. 20Amma ya ce musu, “Ni ne; kada ku ji tsoro.” 21Sa’an nan suka yarda suka karɓe shi a cikin jirgin ruwan, nan da nan kuwa jirgin ya kai gaɓar da za su.
22Kashegari taron da suka tsaya a wancan ƙetaren tafkin suka lura cewa jirgin ruwa ɗaya ne yake a can dā ma, kuma sun lura cewa Yesu bai shiga ciki tare da almajiransa ba, gama sun tashi su kaɗai. 23Sai ga waɗansu jiragen ruwa daga Tibariya suka iso kusa da wurin da mutanen suka ci burodi bayan Ubangiji ya yi godiya. 24Da taron suka lura cewa Yesu da almajiransa ba sa can, sai suka shiga jiragen ruwa suka tafi Kafarnahum neman Yesu.
Yesu burodin rai
25Da suka same shi a wancan ƙetaren tafkin, sai suka tambaye shi suka ce, “Rabbi, yaushe ka kai nan?”
26Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Gaskiya nake gaya muku, kuna nemana ne ba don kun ga abubuwan banmamaki ba, sai dai domin kun ci burodi kun ƙoshi. 27Kada ku yi aiki saboda abincin da yake lalacewa, sai dai saboda abinci mai dawwama har yă zuwa rai madawwami, wanda Ɗan Mutum zai ba ku. A kansa ne Allah Uba ya sa hatimin amincewarsa.”
28Sai suka tambaye shi suka ce, “Me za mu yi don mu aikata ayyukan da Allah yake so?”
29Yesu ya amsa, “Aikin Allah shi ne, a gaskata da wanda ya aiko.”
30Sai suka tambaye shi, “Wace abin banmamaki ce za ka yi don mu gani mu kuwa gaskata ka? Me za ka yi? 31Kakannin-kakanninmu sun ci Manna a hamada; kamar yadda yake a rubuce, ‘Ya ba su burodi daga sama su ci.’6.31 Fit 16.4; Neh 9.15; Zab 78.24,25”
32Yesu ya ce musu, “Gaskiya nake gaya muku, ba Musa ne ya ba ku burodi daga sama ba, sai dai Ubana ne yake ba ku burodi na gaskiya daga sama. 33Gama burodin Allah shi ne wanda yake saukowa daga sama, yana kuma ba wa duniya rai.”
34Sai suka ce, “Ranka yă daɗe, daga yanzu ka dinga ba mu wannan burodi.”
35Sa’an nan Yesu ya furta cewa, “Ni ne burodin rai. Wanda ya zo wurina ba zai taɓa jin yunwa ba, wanda kuma ya gaskata da ni ba zai taɓa jin ƙishirwa ba. 36Amma kamar yadda na faɗa muku, kun gan ni duk da haka ba ku gaskata ba. 37Duk waɗanda Uba ya ba ni za su zo wurina, kuma duk wanda ya zo wurina ba zan kore shi ba ko kaɗan. 38Gama na sauko daga sama ba don in cika nufin kaina ba sai dai don in cika nufin shi wanda ya aiko ni. 39Nufin wanda ya aiko ni kuwa shi ne, kada in yar da ko ɗaya daga cikin duk waɗanda ya ba ni, sai dai in tashe su a rana ta ƙarshe. 40Gama nufin Ubana shi ne, duk wanda yake duban Ɗan, ya kuma gaskata shi zai sami rai madawwami, ni kuwa zan tashe shi a rana ta ƙarshe.”
41Da jin haka, Yahudawa suka fara gunaguni a kansa, domin ya ce, “Ni ne burodin da ya sauka daga sama.” 42Suka ce, “Kai, wannan ba Yesu ba ne, ɗan Yusuf, wanda mahaifinsa da mahaifiyarsa duk mun san su? Yaya yanzu zai ce, ‘Na sauko daga sama?’ ”
43Sai Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Ku daina gunaguni a junanku. 44Ba mai iya zuwa wurina, sai dai in Uban da ya aiko ni ya jawo shi, ni kuwa zan tashe shi a rana ta ƙarshe. 45A rubuce yake a cikin Annabawa cewa, ‘Allah zai koyar da dukansu.’6.45 Ish 54.13 Duk wanda ya saurari Uba, ya kuma koyi daga wurinsa, zai zo wurina. 46Ba wanda ya taɓa ganin Uban, sai shi wanda ya zo daga Allah; shi ne kaɗai ya taɓa ganin Uban. 47Gaskiya nake gaya muku, wanda ya gaskata yana da rai madawwami. 48Ni ne burodin rai. 49Kakannin-kakanninku sun ci Manna a hamada, duk da haka suka mutu. 50Amma ga burodin da ya sauko daga sama, wanda mutum zai iya ci, ba zai kuma mutu ba. 51Ni ne burodin rai mai saukowa daga sama. Duk wanda ya ci wannan burodi, zai rayu har abada. Wannan burodin shi ne jikina, da zan bayar don duniya ta sami rai.”
52Sai Yahudawa suka fara gardama mai tsanani a junansu suna cewa, “Yaya wannan mutum zai ba mu naman jikinsa mu ci?”
53Sai Yesu ya ce musu, “Gaskiya nake gaya muku, sai kun ci naman jikin Ɗan Mutum kuka kuma sha jininsa, ba za ku kasance da rai a cikinku ba. 54Duk wanda ya ci naman jikina ya kuma sha jinina, yana da rai madawwami. Ni kuwa zan tashe shi a rana ta ƙarshe. 55Gama naman jikina abinci ne na gaskiya jinina kuma abin sha ne na gaskiya. 56Duk wanda ya ci naman jikina ya kuma sha jinina, yana cikina, ni kuma ina cikinsa. 57Kamar dai yadda Uba mai rai ya aiko ni, ina kuma rayuwa ta saboda shi, haka ma wanda yake ni ne abincinsa zai rayu saboda ni. 58Wannan shi ne burodin da ya sauko daga sama. Kakannin-kakanninku sun ci Manna suka kuma mutu, amma duk wanda yake cin wannan burodi zai rayu har abada.” 59Ya faɗi wannan ne lokacin da yake koyarwa a cikin majami’a a Kafarnahum.
Almajirai masu yawa sun bar bin Yesu
60Da jin haka, da yawa daga cikin almajiransa suka ce, “Wannan koyarwa tana da wuya. Wa zai iya yarda da ita?”
61Da yake ya san almajiransa suna gunaguni game da wannan, sai Yesu ya ce musu, “Wannan ya ɓata muku rai ne? 62Me za ku ce ke nan, in kuka gan Ɗan Mutum yana hawa zuwa inda yake dā! 63Ruhu ne yake ba da rai; jikin kam, ba ya amfana kome. Kalmomin da na faɗa muku, Ruhu ne, da kuma rai. 64Duk da haka akwai waɗansunku da ba su gaskata ba.” Gama Yesu ya sani tun farko, waɗanda ba su gaskata ba, da kuma wanda zai bashe shi. 65Ya ci gaba da cewa, “Shi ya sa na faɗa muku cewa ba mai iya zuwa wurina, sai dai Uba ya yardar masa.”
66Daga wannan lokaci da yawa daga cikin almajiransa suka ja da baya, suka daina bin sa.
67Sai Yesu ya tambayi Sha Biyun, “Ku ma za ku tafi ne?”
68Sai Siman Bitrus ya amsa ya ce, “Ubangiji wajen wa za mu tafi? Kai ne da kalmomin rai madawwami. 69Mun gaskata mun kuma san cewa kai ne Mai Tsarkin nan na Allah.”
70Sai Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Ba ni na zaɓe ku Sha Biyu ba? Amma ɗayanku Iblis ne!” 71(Yana nufin Yahuda, ɗan Siman Iskariyot, wanda, ko da yake ɗaya ne cikin Sha Biyun, zai bashe shi daga baya.)