Lectionary Year B
July 30, 2000
John 6:1-21

Step I: Initial Acquaintance


1 After these things Jesus went away across to the other side of the sea of Galilee of Tiberias. 2 And a great crowd was following him because they were seeing the signs which he was doing upon the ones having weakness. 3 And Jesus went up into the mountain and there he sat with his disciples. 4 And the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.

5 Therefore Jesus having raised the eyes and having observed that a great crowd is coming toward him he says toward Philipp, "whence shall we purchase breads in order that these may eat?" 6 And this thing he was saying testing him; for, he himself knew what he was about to do. 7 Philipp answered him, "breads of two hundred denarii are not sufficient for them in order that each may receive a little something." 8 One out of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, says to him, 9 "There is a child here who has five barley breads and two fish, but what are these things into so many ones?" 10 Jesus said, "you (pl.) make these human beings to fall up (Gr. "anapipto" = recline, sit)!" And there was a great pasture in the area; therefore, the men, with respect to the number about five thousand, fell up. 11 Therefore Jesus took the breads and having given thanks he gave the the ones leaning up, similarly also out of the fish as much as they were wishing. 12 And as they were filled up he says to his disciples, "gather together the excess pieces in order that not anything may be ruined!" 13 Therefore they gathered together and they filled twelve wicker baskets of the pieces out of the five breads of the barleys which things were excess with respect to the ones ones having eaten.

14 Therefore the human beings having seen what sign he did were saying that this one is truly the prophet, the one coming into the cosmos. 15 Therefore Jesus having known that they were about to come and to seize him in order that they might make the kingdom he alone departed up again into the mountain. 16 And as it became evening his disciples went down to the sea 17 and having embarked into a boat they were coming on the other side of the sea into Capernaum and it already had become dark and Jesus had not yet come toward them, 18 and the sea was raised when a great storm began blowing. 19 Therefore having been driven about twenty-five or thirty stades they see Jesus walking upon the sea and (him) becoming near of the boat and they were afraid. 20 And he says to them, "I am (here?), don't be afraid!" 21 They were wishing, therefore, to receive him into the boat and immediately the boat became upon the ground to which they were going down.

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