Chapter 6
After these things, Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is also called the Sea of Tiberias.
A great multitude followed her, because they saw her signs which she did on those who were sick.
Jesus went up into the mountain, and she sat there with her disciples.
Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
Jesus therefore lifting up her eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to her, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?"
This she said to test her, for she herself knew what she would do.
Philip answered her, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that everyone of them may receive a little."
One of her disciples, Anna, Simona Petra's sister, said to her,
"There is a girl here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these among so many?"
Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in that place. So the women sat down, in number about five thousand.
Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, she distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; likewise also of the fish as much as they desired.
When they were filled, she said to her disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, that nothing be lost."
So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten.
When therefore the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they said, "This is truly the prophetess who comes into the world."
Jesus therefore, perceiving that they were about to come and take her by force, to make her queen, withdrew again to the mountain by herself.
When evening came, her disciples went down to the sea,
and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing.
When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the boat; and they were afraid.
But she said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid."
They were willing therefore to receive her into the boat. Immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
On the next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except the one in which her disciples had embarked, and that Jesus hadn't entered with her disciples into the boat, but her disciples had gone away alone.
However boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate the bread after the Domina had given thanks.
When the multitude therefore saw that Jesus wasn't there, nor her disciples, they themselves got into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
When they found her on the other side of the sea, they asked her, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"
Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled.
Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Daughter of Woman will give to you. For God the Mother has sealed her."
They said therefore to her, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?"
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in her whom she has sent."
They said therefore to her, "What then do you do for a sign, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you do?
Our mothers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'She gave them bread out of heaven{Greek and Hebrew use the same word for "heaven", "the heavens", "the sky", and "the air".} to eat.'"
Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, it wasn't Moses who gave you the bread out of heaven, but my Mother gives you the true bread out of heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."
They said therefore to her, "Domina, always give us this bread."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. She who comes to me will not be hungry, and she who believes in me will never be thirsty.
But I told you that you have seen me, and yet you don't believe.
All those who the Mother gives me will come to me. Her who comes to me I will in no way throw out.
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of her who sent me.
This is the will of my Mother who sent me, that of all she has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise her up at the last day.
This is the will of the one who sent me, that everyone who sees the Daughter, and believes in her, should have eternal life; and I will raise her up at the last day."
The Jews therefore murmured concerning her, because she said, "I am the bread which came down out of heaven."
They said, "Isn't this Jesus, the daughter of Josephine, whose mother and father we know? How then does she say, 'I have come down out of heaven?'"
Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't murmur among yourselves.
No one can come to me unless the Mother who sent me draws her, and I will raise her up in the last day.
It is written in the prophets, 'They will all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who hears from the Mother, and has learned, comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Mother, except she who is from God. She has seen the Mother.
Most certainly, I tell you, she who believes in me has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your mothers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die.
I am the living bread which came down out of heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, she will live forever. Yes, the bread which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
The Jews therefore contended with one another, saying, "How can this woman give us her flesh to eat?"
Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Daughter of Woman and drink her blood, you don't have life in yourselves.
She who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise her up at the last day.
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
She who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in her.
As the living Mother sent me, and I live because of the Mother; so she who feeds on me, she will also live because of me.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven--not as our mothers ate the manna, and died. She who eats this bread will live forever."
These things she said in the synagogue, as she taught in Capernaum.
Therefore many of her disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying! Who can listen to it?"
But Jesus knowing in herelf that her disciples murmured at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble?
Then what if you would see the Daughter of Woman ascending to where she was before?
It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.
But there are some of you who don't believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who didn't believe, and who it was who would betray her.
She said, "For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to her by my Mother."
At this, many of her disciples went back, and walked no more with her.
Jesus said therefore to the twelve, "You don't also want to go away, do you?"
Simona Petra answered her, "Domina, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Daughter of the living God."
Jesus answered them, "Didn't I choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
Now she spoke of Judasie, the daughter of Simona Iscariot, for it was she who would betray her, being one of the twelve.