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John 6:1
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Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand(a)

Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),
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John 6:2
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and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs(b) he had performed by healing the sick.
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John 6:3
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Then Jesus went up on a mountainside(c) and sat down with his disciples.
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John 6:4
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The Jewish Passover Festival(d) was near.
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John 6:5
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When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip,(e) "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?"
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John 6:6
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He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
John 6:7
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Philip answered him, "It would take more than half a year's wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
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John 6:8
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Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother,(f) spoke up,
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John 6:9
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"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"(g)
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John 6:10
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Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).
John 6:11
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Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks,(h) and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
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John 6:12
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When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."
John 6:13
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So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
John 6:14
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After the people saw the sign(i) Jesus performed, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world."(j)
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John 6:15
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Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king(k) by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.(l)
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John 6:16
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When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
John 6:17
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where 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.
John 6:18
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A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
John 6:19
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When they had rowed about three or four miles,[b] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water;(n) and they were frightened.
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John 6:20
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But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."(o)
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John 6:21
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Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
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