John 6:1-21 Reading the Passage

Jesus Christ: An All-Sufficient Savior – John 6:1-21

6 Some time after this, Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, (that is, the Sea of Tiberias). (2) A great crowd followed him, because they saw the signs that he had performed on those who were sick. (3) Jesus went up on the hillside, and there he sat with his disciples. (4) Now it was almost time for the Jewish Passover Feast. (5) When Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, he asked Philip, Where can we buy bread so that these people may eat? (6) Now he said this in order to test him; for Jesus himself knew what he was going to do. (7) Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each one to have even a little bit. (8) One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, (9) There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what is this for so many people? (10) Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was plenty of grass in that region. So the men sat down, they numbered about five thousand. (11) Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks, he distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. (12) When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces that are left over so that nothing is wasted. (13) So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten(14) Now when the people saw the sign that he had performed, they said, Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world. (15) Jesus, perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force in order to make him king, withdrew again into the hills by himself.

(16) When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake; (17) they got into a boat and headed across the lake for Capernaum. It was now dark and Jesus had not yet come to them. (18) And the waters grew rough because of a strong wind that was blowing. (19) When they had rowed about three or three and half miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the boat; and they were afraid. (20) But he said to them, It is I; do not be afraid. (21) Then they were willing to take him into the boat; and immediately the boat reached the land to which they were going.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.