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.)
Jesusca pichca huaranga runacunamanmi carashca
(Mat 14:13-21; Mar 6:30-44; Luc 9:10-17)
1Chai qʼuipami Jesusca, Tiberias nishca Galilea cuchata chʼimbarca. 2Ungushcacunata alliyachishpa milagrocunata rurajta ricushpami, mana jahualla achca gentecuna Jesusta catishpa rircacuna. 3Chaimantami Jesusca shuj urcuman huichiyashpa, Paipaj yachacujcunandij chaipi tiyarirca.
4Judiocunapaj Pascua fiestapish ñami chayamucurca.
5Jesusca, mana jahualla achca gentecuna Paipajman shamucujta ricushpami, Felipetaca:
—Cai tucuiman carangapajca, ¿maipitaj tandataca randishun?— nirca.
6Imata nijta uyangaraicullami chashna nirca. Jesusca, imata rurana cashcataca Paillataj yacharcami.
7Jesús tapujpica, Felipeca:
—Ishqui patsaj denario cullquihuan tandata randijpipish, mirga mirgalla carangapajllapish mana pajtangachu— nircami.
8Yachacujcunapuramanta Simón Pedropaj huauqui Andresmi, Jesusta cashna nirca:
9—Caipi shuj huambrami pichca cebada tandata, ishqui chalhuacunata charicun. Chaillaca cai tucuicunapajca, ima mana canchu— nircami.
10Chashna nijpimi, Jesusca:
—Tucuicunata samarichun nichij— nirca.
Chai pambapica, achca qʼuihuami tiyarca. Chaipimi, pichca huaranga shina cʼaricuna tiyarircacuna. 11Jesusca chai tandata japishpa, Diosta pagui nishpaca, yachacujcunamanmi chaupishpa curca. Yachacujcunaca, tucui chaipi samaricujcunamanmi raquircacuna. Chalhuatapish chashnallatajmi, chailla nijta cararcacuna.
12Ña tucuicuna mana nijta micujpimi, Jesusca yachacujcunataca:
—Ama ima chingarichun, puchushcacunataca tandachichij— nirca.
13Chashna nijpimi, chai pichca cebada tandamanta micujcuna puchuchishcataca, chunga ishqui canasta jundata tandarcacuna.
14Jesús chai señalta rurajta ricushpami, chai runacunaca: «Dios ima nishcata cai huillajca, cai pachaman shamuna cashca huillajtajmari» ninacurca. 15Chashna ninacushpa, jatun Mandajta rurangapaj Paita japinaman shamushun ninacujta yachashpami, Jesusca cutin jahua urcuman Pailla chʼicanyashpa rirca.
Yacu jahuatami Jesusca purishca
(Mat 14:22-27; Mar 6:45-52)
16Ña guiñiyaitami, Jesuspaj yachacujcunaca cuchaman uriyarcacuna. 17Chaimantaca shuj barcopimi, Capernaumman cuchata chʼimbacurcacuna. Ña tucui amsayangacamapish Jesusca, manaraj paicunapajman shamushcachu carca. 18Achca huaira jatarijpimi, cucha yacu jatarishpa caiman chaiman shitacurca. 19Pichca, mana cashpaca sujta kilometrollata ricushpami Jesustaca, yacu jahuata purishpa barcoman cʼuchuyamucujta ricurcacuna. Chaita ricushpami achcata mancharircacuna. 20Ashtahuanpish Jesusca: «Ama mancharichijchu, ñucamari cani» nircami. 21Chashna nijpica cushicushpami, Paitaca barcopi yaicuchircacuna. Chaimantaca paicuna ricushca pueblomanca, ñahui quimllaillapimi chayagrircacuna.
22Cayandij punllaca, cucha chʼimbanijpi cajcunaca, chishiman shujlla barco shayacushcatami yuyarircacuna. Chai barcopica, paicuna ricucujllapitajmi yachacujcunalla rirca. Jesustaca, mana paicunahuan huichiyajta ricurcacunachu.
23Chaita yuyaricushpami, Tiberiasmanta shujtaj barcocunataca, Apunchij Jesús Diosta pagui nishpa tandata carashca ucunij pambaman chayamucujta ricurcacuna. 24Jesuspish, Paipaj yachacujcunapish mana chaipi cajta ricushpami, gentecunaca chai barcocunapi yaicushcahuan Jesusta mashcanaman, Capernaumman rircacuna.
Jesusca causaita cuj Tandami
25Cucha chʼimbanijpi Jesus-huan tupashpaca:
—Rabí, ¿ima horataj caimanca chayamurcanguiari?— nircacunami.
26Chashna nijpi Jesusca, cashnami nirca:
—Ñucataca, señalcunata rurashcamantaca mana mashcacunguichijchu, ashtahuanpish tandata sajsajta carashcallamantami mashcacunguichij, chaica chashnatajmi. 27Chingarijlla micuillataca ama mashcashpa shamuichijchu, ashtahuanpish huiñaita mana chingarij micuita mashcaichigari. Yaya Diosca, Runa Aichayuj ñucatamari, chaita cuchun cacharca— nircami.
—Shinashpaca, Taita Dios ‘Rurai’ nishcata pajtachishpa catingapajca, ¿imallatataj rurana canchij?— nishpami tapurcacuna.
29Shina nijpimi, Jesusca:
—Ñucatamari, Pai cachashca cashcata crina canguichij. Chaimari Taita Diospajta ruranaca— nircami.
30Chashna nijpi paicunaca, cashnami nircacuna:
—Can rurashcacunata ricushpa ñucanchij Canta crichunca, ¿ima señaltataj rurashpa ricuchigringui? Imallatapish ashtahuan ruranarajmi cangui. 31Dios Quillcachishcapica: “Jahua pachamanta tandatami cararca” nishcami tiyacun. Chaipi nishca shinatajmi, ñucanchij ñaupa yayacunaca shitashca pambapica, maná shuti tandata micushcacuna— nircacunami.
32Chashna nijpi, Jesusca cashnami nirca:
—Mana Moiseschu jahua pachamanta tandata cararca. Ñuca Yayamari cunanpish cancunamanca, jahua pacha Tandatataj caracun. Chaica chashnatajmari. 33Taita Dios cushca Tandatajca, jahua pachamanta cai pachaman uriyamushpa, cai pachapi causajcunaman causaita cujmari— nircami.
—Apu, shinashpaca chai tandata punllanta carahuaiari— nircacunami.
35Shina nijpimi Jesusca, cashna cutichirca:
—Causaita cuj Tandaca ñucamari cani. Pipish Ñucapajman shamujca, manataj yaricachingachu, pipish Ñucata crijca manataj yacunachingachu. 36Shina cajpipish cancunaca, Ñucata ricushpapish mana cringuichijca. Ñamari chaitaca nircani. 37Yaya Ñucaman cushcacunallamari, Ñucapajmanca shamunga. Ñucapajman shamujtaca, pi cajpipish mana tigrachishpa cachashachu. 38Ñucaca, jahua pachamantaca quiquin munaita rurangapajca, mana uriyamurcanichu, ashtahuanpish Ñucata Cachajpaj munaita rurangapajmi uriyamurcani. 39Ñucata cachaj Yayaca, Ñucaman cushcacunata shujllatapish mana chingachishpa, shamuj punllapica tucuicunata causachichunmi munan. 40Ñucata Cachajca, pipish Churita ricushpa crijca, huiñai causaita charichunmi munan. Tucuri punllapica, Ñucami paicunataca causachisha— nircami.
41«Jahua pachamanta uriyamushca Tandami cani» nishcamantami, judiocunaca huashalla rimarcacuna.
42Paicunaca: “Caica, ¿Josepaj churi Jesustaj shiná? Paipaj yaya mamatapish rijsinchijtajmari. ¿Ima nishpataj Paica: ‘Jahua pachamantami uriyamurcani’ niricunri?” nishpami rimarcacuna.
43Chaimantami Jesusca cashna nirca:
—Ama cancunapuralla Ñucata rimacuichijchu. 44Ñucata cachaj Yaya pushamujllapimi, maijanpish Ñucapajmanca shamui tucun. Ñucapajman shamujtaca, tucuri punllapimi Ñucallataj causachisha. 45Dios ima nishcata huillajcuna Quillcashcallapitajmi: “Tucuicunatami Diosca yachachinga” nicun. Paicuna nishca shinaca, pipish Yayata uyashpa, Paimanta yachajcunallami ñucapajmanca shamun. 46Yayataca pi mana ricushcachu, Ñucallami ricushcani, Ñucami Yayapajmanta shamurcani. 47Chaimantami, pipish Ñucata crijca, huiñai causaita charin. Chaica chashnatajmi. 48Ñucamari causaita cuj Tanda cani. 49Cancunapaj ñaupa yayacunaca, shitashca pambapi maná shuti tandata micushpapish huañurcacunallami. 50Cai Tandaca, jahua pachamantamari uriyamurca. Maijanpish chaita micujca, mana huañungachu. 51Ñucamari jahua pachamanta uriyamushca, causaiyuj Tanda cani. Pipish cai Tandamanta micujca, huiñaita causangami. Ñuca carana Tandaca, Ñuca aichallatajmi. Cai pacha runacuna causachunmi, Ñuca aichata cusha— nircami.
52Chashna nijpi, judiocunaca: «¿Ima shinataj caica ñucanchijmanca, Paipaj quiquin aichata carangari?» nishpami, paicunapura pʼiñanacushpa rimanacurcacuna.
53Chaimantami Jesusca, cashna nirca:
—Runa Aichayujpaj aichata mana micushpa, Paipaj yahuarta mana ubyashpaca, mana causaita charinguichijchu. 54Pipish Ñuca aichata micuj, Ñuca yahuarta ubyajllami huiñai causaita charin. Paitami tucuri punllapica causachisha. 55Ñuca aichaca micunatajmi, Ñuca yahuarca ubyanatajmi. 56Pipish Ñuca aichata micuj, Ñuca yahuarta ubyajca, Ñucahuan shujllami tucun, Ñucapish paihuan shujllami cani. 57Ñucata cachaj Yayaca causaiyujmi. Yayamantami Ñucapish causacuni. Shinallataj Ñuca aichata micujpish, Ñucamantami causanga. 58Cai tandaca, jahua pachamantataj uriyamushcami. Mana cancunapaj ñaupa yayacuna micushca maná shuti tanda shinallachu. Paicunaca chaita micushpapish, huañurcacunami. Ashtahuanpish cai Tandata micujca, huiñaitami causanga— nircami.
59Jesusca Capernaumpi, tandanacuna huasipi yachachicushpami chashnaca nirca.
Achca yachacujcunami Jesusmanta raquirishcacuna
60Jesús chashna nijta uyashpaca, Paipaj achca yachacujcunami:
—Maita mana entendipajtamari riman. ¿Pitaj uyasha ningari?— ninacurca.
61Paihuan yachashpa puricujcuna huashalla rimanacucujta yachashpami, Jesusca cashna nirca:
—¿Chashna yachachishcata uyashpaca, mancharinguichijchu? 62Runa Aichayuj ñaupa maipi cashcaman huichiyajta ricushpacarin, ¿imatashi ninguichijman? 63Diospaj Espiritumari causaita cun, aichaca mana causaita cunchu. Ñuca cancunaman rimashca shimicunaca Espiritumi, causaiyujmi. 64Chashna cajpipish, maijan cancunaca manarajmari cringuichijchu— nircami.
Jesusca ñaupamanmi maijanlla mana crina cashcata, pi Paita japichina cashcatapish yacharca. 65Chaimantami cashnapish nirca:
—Chaimantami Ñucaca “Pipish Yaya pushamujllapimi, Ñucapajmanca shamunga” nircani— nirca.
66Chaipachamantami Paihuan yachashpa puricujcunaca, achcacuna huashaman tigrashpa, ña mana Paihuan purircacuna.
67Chaimantami Jesusca, chunga ishqui yachacujcunataca:
—¿Cancunapishchu risha ninguichij?— nirca.
68Shina nijpimi Simón Pedroca, cashna nirca:
—Apunchij Jesuslla, ¿pipajmantaj rishunri? Quiquinllamari huiñai causaita cuj shimicunata rimangui. 69Cantaca causaj Taita Diospaj Churi, Quishpichij Cristo cajta rijsinchijmari, crinchijmari— nircami.
70Chashna nijpimi, Jesusca:
—Ñucamari cancunataca chunga ishquita agllarcani. Ashtahuanpish cancunapuramanta shujca, diablomari— nircami.
71Simonpaj churi Judas Iscariotetami, chashna nirca. Paimi, Jesustaca japichina carca. Judasca, chunga ishquipurallamantatajmi carca.