Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1After these things, Yeshua went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee of Tiberius. 2And great crowds were going after him, because they saw the miracles he did for the sick. 3And Yeshua went up to a mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4But the feast of The Passover of the Jews was drawing near. 5And Yeshua lifted up his eyes and saw great crowds coming to him, and he said to Phillipus: "Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?" 6But he said this as a test for him, for he knew what he was going to do. 7Phillipus said to him: "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not enough, even if each of them takes a very little." 8One of his disciples, Andrewas, Shimeon Kaypha's brother, said to him: 9"There is a boy here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish with him; but what are they to all of these?" 10Yeshua said to them: "Have all the people be seated." And there was much grass in that place and they were seated, the number of men being five thousand. 11And Yeshua took the bread and blessed and distributed to them who were seated, and thus also from the fish, as much as they wanted. 12And when they were full, he said to his disciples, "Gather the leftover fragments, that nothing be lost."* 13And they gathered and filled twelve large baskets with fragments left over to them who ate from the five loaves of barley bread. 14But those people who saw the miracle that Yeshua did were saying, "Truly, This is The Prophet who is coming to the world."
15But Yeshua knew they were prepared to come seize him and make him King, and he withdrew to that mountain alone.
16And when it was evening, his disciples went down to the sea. 17And they sat in the boat and were coming to the coast to Kapernahum and it was growing dark and Yeshua had not come to them. 18But the sea rose up against them because a great wind was blowing. 19And they rowed about twenty five or thirty furlongs* and they saw Yeshua as he was walking on the lake, and when he drew near to the ship, they were afraid. 20But Yeshua said to them, "I AM THE LIVING GOD, do not be afraid." 21And they wanted to receive him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at that land to which they were going.
22And the day after, the crowd that had stood at the shore of the sea saw that no other boat was there except that one on which the disciples had embarked, and that Yeshua had not entered with his disciples into the boat. 23But other ships had come from Tiberiaus, next to that place at which they had eaten the bread which Yeshua blessed. 24And when that crowd saw that Yeshua was not there, neither his disciples, they embarked these ships and came to Kapernahum and they were looking for Yeshua. 25And when they found him at the other side of the sea, they were saying to him, "Our Master, when did you come here?"
26Yeshua answered and said to them, "Timeless truth I speak to you: you seek me, not because you saw the signs but because you ate the bread and were filled." 27"Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures for the eternal life that The Son of Man will give you, for This One has The Father sealed as God with his seal of approval." 28And they were saying to him, "What shall we do to work the service of God?" 29Yeshua answered and said to them: "This is the service of God, that you trust in him whom he has sent." 30They were saying to him, "What sign will you do, that we may see and believe in you? What sign will you perform? 31Our forefathers ate manna in the wilderness, just as it is written 'He gave them bread from Heaven to eat.' " 32Yeshua said to them, "Timeless truth I speak to you: It was not Moses who gave you bread from Heaven, but my Father gave you The True Bread from Heaven." 33"For The Bread of God is he who has descended from Heaven and gives life to the world." 34They were saying to him, "Our Lord, always give us this bread."
35Yeshua said to them, "I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Bread of Life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever trusts in me shall never thirst." 36"But I said to you that you have seen me and you do not believe." 37"Everyone whom my Father has given me shall come to me, and whoever will come to me I shall not cast out." 38"For I came down from Heaven, not to do my will, but to do the will of him who has sent me." 39"But this is the will of him who has sent me: I shall not destroy anyone from him whom he has given to me, but I shall raise him in the last day." 40"For this is the will of my Father: Everyone who sees The Son and trusts in him shall have eternal life, and I shall raise him in the last day."
41But the Judeans were murmuring about him for saying : "I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Bread, which has descended from Heaven." 42And they were saying, "Is not this Yoseph's son, whose father and mother we know? How does this man say, 'I have come down from Heaven?' " 43Yeshua answered and said to them, "Do not mutter one with another." 44"No man can come to me, unless The Father who has sent me will draw him, and I shall raise him in the last day." 45"For it is written in The Prophets, 'All of them will be taught of God.' Everyone, therefore, who has heard from The Father and has learned from him, comes to me." 46"No man has seen The Father, except he who is from God; he himself sees The Father." 47"Timeless truth I speak to you: 'Whoever trusts in me has eternal life.'" 48"I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Bread of Life." 49"Your forefathers ate manna in the wilderness and they died." 50"This is The Bread that came down from Heaven, that a man may eat of it and he shall not die." 51"I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Living Bread, who have come down from Heaven, and if a man will eat of this bread, he will live for eternity, and the bread that I shall give is my body that I give for the sake of the life of the world."
52But the Jews were arguing with one another and saying, "How can this man give us his body to eat?" 53And Yeshua said to them, "Timeless truth I speak to you: Unless you eat the body of The Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves." 54"But whoever eats of my body and drinks of my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him in the last day." 55"For my body truly is food, and my blood truly is drink." 56"Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him." 57"Just as The Living Father has sent me, and I am living because of The Father, whoever will eat me, he also will live because of Me." 58"This is the bread that came down from Heaven. It is not as your forefathers who ate manna and have died; whoever eats this bread shall live for eternity."
59These things he said in the synagogue when he taught in Kapernahum.
60And many of his disciples who heard were saying, "This saying is hard. Who is able to hear it?" 61But Yeshua knew in his soul that his disciples were murmuring about this, and he said to them, "Does this subvert you?" 62"Truly you will see therefore The Son of Man ascending to the place where he was from the first." 63"The Spirit is The Life Giver; the body does not benefit anything. The words that I speak with you are spirit and life." 64"But there are men among you who do not believe", for Yeshua himself knew from the first who they were who were not believing and who he was who would betray him. 65And he said to them, "Because of this, I said to you that no man can come to me unless it has been given to him from my Father."
66Because of this saying, many of his disciples went back and were not walking with him. 67And Yeshua said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to leave?" 68Shimeon Kaypha answered and said, "My Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." 69"And we believe and know that you are The Messiah, The Son of THE LIVING GOD." 70Yeshua said to them, "Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a Satan?" 71But he said this about Yehuda, son of Shimeon Scariota, for he was going to be the one to betray him, being one of the twelve.