Yokhanan 6 – יוחנן ו


1After these things, Yeshua went to the port of the sea of the Galil, at Teveryah.  2And a great many people followed Him, because they saw the miracles which He performed on sick people.  3So Yeshua went up to the mountain, and He sat there with His Talmidim.  4And Khag HaPesakh of the Yehudim was at hand.  5And Yeshua lifted up His eyes and saw a large crowd coming to Him, and He said to Filipos, “Where can we buy bread that all these may eat?”  6He said this merely to test him; for He knew what He would do.  7Filipos said to Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be sufficient for them, even if each one should take a little.”  8One of His Talmidim, Andrai the brother of Shimon Kefa, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has with him five barley loaves and two fish; but what are these for all of them?”  10Yeshua said to them, “Make all the men sit down.” There was much grass in that place. So the men sat down, five thousand in number.  11And Yeshua took the bread and blessed it, and distributed it to those who were sitting down; likewise the fish also, as much as they wanted.  12When they were filled, He said to His Talmidim, “Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, so that nothing is lost.”  13And they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces which were left over by those who ate from five barley loaves.  14Then the men who saw the miracle which Yeshua performed said, “Truly this is HaNavi who is to come into the world.”  

15But Yeshua knew that they were ready to come and seize Him to make Him a king, so He departed to the mountain alone.  16And when evening came, His Talmidim went down to the sea 17and entered into a boat, and were going to the port of K’far Nakhum. And now it was dark, and Yeshua had not yet come to them.  18And the sea became rough, because a strong wind was blowing.  19And they rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, and they saw Yeshua walking on the sea; and as He drew towards their boat, they became afraid.  20But Yeshua said to them, “It is I, do not be afraid.”  21So they wanted to receive Him into the boat; but soon the boat reached the land to which they were going.

22The next day, the multitude which stood waiting at the seaport saw no other boat there, except the boat in which the Talmidim had entered, and that Yeshua had not entered the boat with His Talmidim.  23But other boats had come from Teveryah, near the place where they had eaten bread when Yeshua blessed it.  24And when the people saw that Yeshua was not there, nor His Talmidim, they entered the boats and came to K’far Nakhum, looking for Yeshua.  25And when they found Him at the seaport, they said to Him, “Teacher, when did you come here?”  26Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Amein, Amein, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but just because you ate bread and were filled.  27Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to Khayei Olam, which Ben HaAdam will give you; for this one Elohim HaAv has sealed.”

28They said to Him, “What shall we do to work the works of Elohim?”  29Yeshua answered, saying to them, “This is the work of Elohim, that you should trust in Him whom He has sent.”  30They said to Him, “What miracle do you perform that we may see and trust in you? What have you performed?  31Our forefathers ate manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from Heaven to eat’.”  32Yeshua said to them, “Amein, Amein, I say to you, it was not Moshe who gave you bread from Heaven; but Avi gives you the true bread from Heaven.  33For the bread of Elohim is He who has come down from Heaven, who gives life to the world.”  34They said to Him, “Adoneinu, give us this bread always.”  35Yeshua said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall never hunger; and he who believes in me shall never thirst.  36But I have said to you that you have seen me and yet you do not believe.  37Everyone whom Avi has given me shall come to me; and he who comes to me I will not cast out.  38For I came down from Heaven, not merely to do my own will, but to do the will of Him who sent me.  39This is the will of Him who sent me, that I should lose none of all that He has given me, but should raise him up at the last day.  40For this is the will of Avi, that whoever sees HaBen and trusts in Him shall have Khayei Olam; and I will raise him up at the last day.”  41Now the Y’hudim murmured against Him, for He said, “I am the bread which came down from Heaven.”  42And they said, “Is this not Yeshua Ben Yosef, whose father and mother we know? How can He say, ‘I have come down from Heaven’?”  43Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Do not murmur one with another.  44No man can come to me unless HaAv who sent me draws Him; and I will raise him up at the last day.  45For it is written in HaNavi, ‘They shall all be taught by Elohim.’ Everyone therefore who hears from HaAv and learns from Him will come to me.  46No man can see HaAv except He who is from Elohim; He can see HaAv.  47Amein, Amein, I say to you, he who trusts in me has Khayei Olam.  48I am the bread of life.  49Your forefathers ate manna in the wilderness, and yet they died.  50This is the bread which came down from Heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die.  51I am the living bread because I came down from Heaven; if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give is my body, which I am giving for the sake of the life of the world.”  52The Y’hudim argued one with another, saying, “How can this man give us his body to eat?”  53Yeshua said to them. “Amein, Amein, I say to you, unless you eat the body of Ben HaAdam and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves; 54he who eats of my body and drinks of my blood has Khayei Olam, and I will raise him at the last day.  55For my body truly is the food, and my blood truly is the drink.  56He who eats my body and drinks my blood will abide with me, and I with him.  57Just as HaAv HaKhai sent me, and I am living because of HaAv, so whoever eats of me will also live because of me.  58This is the bread which came down from Heaven; it is not like that manna which your forefathers ate and died; he who eats of this bread shall live forever.”  59These things He said in the Beit K’nesset while He was teaching at K’far Nakhum.

60Many of His Talmidim who heard it said, “This is a hard saying; who can do it?”  61Yeshua knew in Himself that His Talmidim were murmuring about this; so He said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?  62What then if you should see Ben HaAdam ascending to the place where He was before?  63It is HaRu’akh that gives life; the body is of no account; the words which I have spoken to you are Ru’akh and Khayim.  64But there are some of you who do not trust.” For Yeshua knew for a long while who were those who did not trust, and who was to betray Him.  65And He said to them, “For this reason I have told you that no man can come to me unless it is given to him by Avi.”  66Just because of this saying a great many of His talmidim turned away and did not walk with Him.

67So Yeshua said to His twelve, “What, do you also want to go away?”  68Shimon Kefa answered, saying, “My Adon, to whom shall we go? You have the words of Khayei Olam.  69And we have believed and known that you are the Mashi’akh, Ben Elohim Khayim.”  70Yeshua said to them, “Did not I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is an adversary?”  71He said it concerning Yehudah Ben Shimon Sekharyotah; for he was the one of the twelve who was going to betray Him.

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