The Proclamation of John the Herald – Chapter 6
1 After these things, Jesus went to the other side of the sea of Galilee [or] of Tiberias.
2 And great multitudes went after him; because they had seen the signs which he wrought upon the sick.
3 And Jesus ascended a mountain, and there he seated himself with his disciples.
4 And the feast of the Jewish passover was near.
5 And Jesus raised his eyes, and saw a great multitude coming towards him; and he said to Philip:
Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ?
6 And this he said, to try him; for he knew what he was about to do.
7 Philip said to him:
Two hundred denarii in bread would not suffice them, that each might take but a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Cephas, said to him:
9 There is a lad here, who hath with him five cakes of barley, and two fishes; but what are these for all those [people] ?
10 Jesus said to them:
Make all the people recline.
Now there was much grass in that place:
and the people reclined, in number five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the bread, and blessed, and distributed to them that reclined. And so also, with the fish; as much as they desired.
12 And when they were satisfied, he said to his disciples:
Gather up the fragments which remain, that nothing be lost.
13 And they collected and filled twelve baskets, with fragments of what remained to them that had eaten of the five barley cakes.
14 And those people, when they saw the sign which Jesus had wrought, said:
Certainly, this is that prophet who was to come into the world.
15 And Jesus knew, that they were about to come and take him by force, and make him king:
and he retired into a mountain alone.
16 And when it was evening, his disciples went down to the sea,
17 and sat in a ship, and were going over to Capernaum. And darkness came on, and Jesus had not come to them.
18 And the sea was boisterous against them, for a violent wind was blowing.
19 And they had gone about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, when they saw Jesus walking upon the sea:
and as he drew near to the ship, they were afraid.
20 But Jesus said to them:
It is I; be not afraid.
21 And they were glad to receive him into the ship. And, directly, the ship was at the land to which they were going.
22 And the next day, the multitude, who had remained on the other side of the sea, saw that there was no other ship there, except that in which the disciples embarked, and that Jesus did not embark in that ship with his disciples;
23 yet that other ships had come from Tiberias, near to the place where they ate the bread when Jesus blessed [it].
24 And when the multitude saw, that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples; they embarked in ships, and came to Capernaum, and sought for Jesus.
25 And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him:
Our Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus replied and said to them:
Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the signs, but because ye ate the bread and were satisfied.
27 Labor not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that abideth unto life eternal, which the Son of man will give to you; for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 They said to him:
What shall we do, in order to work the works of God ?
29 Jesus replied and said to them:
This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
30 They say to him:
What sign doest thou, that we may see and believe in thee? What workest thou ?
31 Our fathers ate the manna, in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Jesus said to them:
Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses gave you not the bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the real bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is, he that came down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.
34 They say to him:
Our Lord, give us at all times this bread.
35 Jesus said to them:
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me, shall not hunger; and he that believeth on me, shall not thirst, for ever.
36 But I said to you, That ye have seen me, and do not believe.
37 All that my Father gave me, will come to me:
and him, that cometh to me, I will not cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own pleasure, but the pleasure of him that sent me.
39 And this is the pleasure of him that sent me, that whatever he hath given me, I should lose nothing of it, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 For this is the pleasure of my Father, that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 Then the Jews murmured at him, because he said:
I am the bread, who have descended from heaven.
42 And they said:
Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? And how doth he say:
I came down from heaven ?
43 Jesus replied and said to them:
Murmur not, one with another.
44 No man can come to me, unless the Father who sent me, shall draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 For it is written, in the prophet:
And they shall all be taught of God. Whoever, therefore, heareth from the Father, and learneth from him, cometh to me.
46 Not that any one hath seen the Father, except him who hath come from God; he it is, hath seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say to you:
That, to him who believeth in me, there is life eternal.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna, in the wilderness, and they died.
50 But this is the bread which cometh from heaven, that a man may eat of it, and not die.
51 I am the bread of life, who have come down from heaven:
and if a man shall eat of this bread, he will live for ever. And the bread which I shall give, is my body, which I give for the life of the world.
52 Then the Jews contended one with another, and said:
How can he give us his body to eat?
53 And Jesus said to them:
Verily, verily, I say to you, That, unless ye eat the body of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life within you.
54 But he that eateth of my body, and drinketh of my blood, to him is life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day
55 For my body truly is food, and my blood truly is drink.
56 He that eateth my body, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that shall eat me, he also will live because of me.
58 This is the bread that came down from heaven:
not as your fathers ate the manna, and died; whoever shall eat of this bead, will live for ever.
59 These things he uttered in the synagogue, while teaching at Capernaum.
60 And many of his disciples who heard [him], said:
This is a hard speech, who can hear it.
61 And Jesus knew in himself, that his disciples murmured at this; and he said to them,
Doth this stumble you ?
62 If then, ye were to see the Son of man ascend, to where he was from the beginning!
63 It is the Spirit that vivifieth; the body profiteth nothing. The words which I have used with you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you, that believe not.
For Jesus knew, from the beginning, who they were that believed not, and who it was that would betray him.
65 And he said to them:
For this reason, I said to you, That no one can come to me, unless it be given to him by my Father.
66 On account of this speech, many of his disciples turned back, and walked not with him.
67 And Jesus said to the twelve:
Are ye also disposed to go away ?
68 Simon Cephas replied, and said:
My Lord, to whom shall we go ? The words of life eternal are with thee.
69 And we believe, and know, that thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
70 Jesus said to them:
Have not I chosen you twelve ? Yet one of you is a devil.
71 This he spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon; for he was afterwards to betray him, being one of the twelve.
1 Maccabees 8 KJVA
1 Now Judas had heard of the fame of the Romans, that they were mighty and valiant men, and such as would lovingly accept all that joined themselves unto them, and make a league of amity with all that came unto them;
2 And that they were men of great valour. It was told him also of their wars and noble acts which they had done among the Galatians, and how they had conquered them, and brought them under tribute;
3 And what they had done in the country of Spain, for the winning of the mines of the silver and gold which is there;
4 And that by their policy and patience they had conquered all the place, though it were very far from them; and the kings also that came against them from the uttermost part of the earth, till they had discomfited them, and given them a great overthrow, so that the rest did give them tribute every year:
5 Beside this, how they had discomfited in battle Philip, and Perseus, king of the Citims, with others that lifted up themselves against them, and had overcome them:
6 How also Antiochus the great king of Asia, that came against them in battle, having an hundred and twenty elephants, with horsemen, and chariots, and a very great army, was discomfited by them;
7 And how they took him alive, and covenanted that he and such as reigned after him should pay a great tribute, and give hostages, and that which was agreed upon,
8 And the country of India, and Media and Lydia and of the goodliest countries, which they took of him, and gave to king Eumenes:
9 Moreover how the Grecians had determined to come and destroy them;
10 And that they, having knowledge thereof sent against them a certain captain, and fighting with them slew many of them, and carried away captives their wives and their children, and spoiled them, and took possession of their lands, and pulled down their strong holds, and brought them to be their servants unto this day:
11 It was told him besides, how they destroyed and brought under their dominion all other kingdoms and isles that at any time resisted them;
12 But with their friends and such as relied upon them they kept amity: and that they had conquered kingdoms both far and nigh, insomuch as all that heard of their name were afraid of them:
13 Also that, whom they would help to a kingdom, those reign; and whom again they would, they displace: finally, that they were greatly exalted:
14 Yet for all this none of them wore a crown or was clothed in purple, to be magnified thereby:
15 Moreover how they had made for themselves a senate house, wherein three hundred and twenty men sat in council daily, consulting alway for the people, to the end they might be well ordered:
16 And that they committed their government to one man every year, who ruled over all their country, and that all were obedient to that one, and that there was neither envy nor emulation among them.
17 In consideration of these things, Judas chose Eupolemus the son of John, the son of Accos, and Jason the son of Eleazar, and sent them to Rome, to make a league of amity and confederacy with them,
18 And to intreat them that they would take the yoke from them; for they saw that the kingdom of the Grecians did oppress Israel with servitude.
19 They went therefore to Rome, which was a very great journey, and came into the senate, where they spake and said.
20 Judas Maccabeus with his brethren, and the people of the Jews, have sent us unto you, to make a confederacy and peace with you, and that we might be registered your confederates and friends.
21 So that matter pleased the Romans well.
22 And this is the copy of the epistle which the senate wrote back again in tables of brass, and sent to Jerusalem, that there they might have by them a memorial of peace and confederacy:
23 Good success be to the Romans, and to the people of the Jews, by sea and by land for ever: the sword also and enemy be far from them,
24 If there come first any war upon the Romans or any of their confederates throughout all their dominion,
25 The people of the Jews shall help them, as the time shall be appointed, with all their heart:
26 Neither shall they give any thing unto them that make war upon them, or aid them with victuals, weapons, money, or ships, as it hath seemed good unto the Romans; but they shall keep their covenants without taking any thing therefore.
27 In the same manner also, if war come first upon the nation of the Jews, the Romans shall help them with all their heart, according as the time shall be appointed them:
28 Neither shall victuals be given to them that take part against them, or weapons, or money, or ships, as it hath seemed good to the Romans; but they shall keep their covenants, and that without deceit.
29 According to these articles did the Romans make a covenant with the people of the Jews.
30 Howbeit if hereafter the one party or the other shall think to meet to add or diminish any thing, they may do it at their pleasures, and whatsoever they shall add or take away shall be ratified.
31 And as touching the evils that Demetrius doeth to the Jews, we have written unto him, saying, Wherefore thou made thy yoke heavy upon our friends and confederates the Jews?
32 If therefore they complain any more against thee, we will do them justice, and fight with thee by sea and by land.
1 Maccabees 8 KJVA