(From JOHN #14 - 6:22-40)
B. JOHN 6:22-71 TRUE NATURE OF JESUS' WORDS
1. 6:22-40 TRUE BREAD: BELIEF IN JESUS
a. 6:22-23 THE CROWD SEARCHES FOR JESUS
TeePAUri-on ho OCHlos ho he-steKOS PEran tes thaLASses
On the morrow the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea
EIdon HOti ploiAri-on  ALlo ouk en eKEI, ei mehen,
saw that no other little boat was there, save one,
kai HOti ou su-neiSELthen tois ma-theTAIS auTOU ho IeSOUS eis to PLOIon,
and that :Jesus entered not with his disciples into the boat,
alLA MOnoi hoi ma-theTAI auTOU aPELthon; alLA ELthen PLOIa ek Ti-be-riAdos egGUS tou TOpou
but thathis :disciples went away alone; 23but boats came from Tiberias near the place
HOpou Epha-gon  ton ARton eu-cha-riSTEsan-tos tou KuRIou.
where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
b. 6:24 THE CROWD FOLLOWS JESUS
HOte oun EIden ho OCHlos HOti IeSOUS ouk EStin eKEI,
When the crowd therefore saw that Jesus was not there,
ouDE hoi ma-theTAI auTOU, eNEbesan auTOI eis ta ploiAri-a,
neither his :disciples, they themselves got into the little boats,
kai ELthon eis Ka-phar-naOUM, zeTOUNtes ton IeSOUN.
and came to Capernaum, seeking :Jesus.
c. 6:25 And when they found him on theother side of the sea, they said to him,Rabbi, when did you come here?
kai heuRONtes auTON PEran tes thaLASses, EIpon auTO, 'RabBEI , POte HOde GEgo-nas?
d. 6:26 JESUS REVEALS THEIR TRUE PURPOSE IN FOLLOWING
a-peKRItheauTOIS ho IeSOUS kai EIpen, A-MEN, aMEN, LEgohuMIN,
:Jesus answered them and said, Amen, Amen, I say unto you,
zeTEI-TE me, ouch HOti EIde-te seMEIa , all' HOti ePHAge-te ek ton ARton, kai e-chorTASthe-te.
You seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you were eating of the loaves, and were filled.
e. 6:27 LABORING FOR HEAVEN
erGAzes-the  me ten BROsin ten a-pol-luMEnen ,
Work not for the food which perishes,
alLA ten BROsin ten MEnou-san eis zo-EN aiOni-on,
but for the food which abides unto eternal life,
hen ho huiOS tou anTHROpou huMIN DOsei: TOUton gar ho paTER esPHRAgi-sen , ho TheOS.
which the Son of :man shall give you: for him the Father, :God, has sealed.
f. 6:28 They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of :God?
EIpon oun pros auTON, Ti poiOmen, HIna er-gaZOme-tha ta ERga tou TheOU?
g. 6:29 JESUS EXPLICITLY ANSWERS
a-peKRItheho IeSOUS kai EIpen auTOIS, TOU-TO es-tin to ERgon tou TheOU,
:Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of :God,
HIna piSTEUe-te eis hon aPEstei-len eKEInos.
that you believe on him whom HE has sent.
h. 6:30 CROWD SEEKS A SIGN
EIpon oun auTO, Ti oun poiEIS su seMEIon ,
They said therefore to him, What then do YOU for asign,
HIna Ido-men, kai piSTEUsoMEN soi? ti erGAze?
that we may see, and believe you? what do you work?
i. 6:31 THEY REFER BACK TO THE “SIGN” OF MANNA
hoi paTEras heMON to MANna Epha-gon en teeREmo; kaTHOS es-tin ge-gramMEnon,
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; even as itis written,
ARton ek tou ou-raNOU Edo-ken auTOIS phaGEIN.
He gave them bread out of :heaven to eat.
j. 6:32 JESUS CORRECTS THEIR MISAPPREHENSION
EIpen oun auTOIS ho IeSOUS, A-MEN, aMEN, LEgo huMIN,
:Jesus therefore said to them, Amen, Amen, I say unto you,
ou Mo-eSES Edo-ken huMIN ton ARton ek tou ou-raNOU;
Not Moses gave you the bread out of :heaven;
all' ho paTER mou DIdo-sin huMIN ton ARton ek tou ou-raNOU ton a-le-thiNON .
but my :Father gives you the true :bread out of :heaven.
k. 6:33 For the bread of :God is he that comes down out of :heaven, and gives life to the world.
ho gar ARtos tou TheOU es-tin ho ka-taBAInon  ek tou ou-raNOU, kai zo-EN diDOUS to KOSmo.
l. 6:34 They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this :bread.
EIpon oun pros auTON, KUri-e, PANto-te dos huMIN ton ARton TOUton.
m. 6:35 JESUS CLEARLY ANSWERS THEIR QUESTIONING
EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS, E-GO ei-mi ho ARtos tes zo-ES:
:Jesus said to them, I am the bread of :life:
ho erCHOme-nos pros eME ou me peiNAse , kai ho piSTEUon eis eME ou me diPSEsei  POpo-te.
who comes unto me shall in nowise hunger, and who believes unto me shall in nowise ever thirst.
n. 6:36 But I said to you, that both you have seen me and believe not.
all' EIpon huMIN, HOti kai he-oRAkaTE me kai ou piSTEUe-te.
o. 6:37-38 CHRIST'S WILLINGNESS TO RECEIVE SINNERS
pan ho DIdoSIN moi ho paTER pros eME HExei;
Everything that the Father gives me shall come unto me;
kai ton erCHOme-non PROS me ou me ekBAlo  Exo; HOti ka-taBEbeka  aPO tou ou-raNOU,
and him that comes unto me I will in nowise cast out; 38because I am come down from :heaven,
ouch HIna poiO to THEle-ma to eMON, alLA to THEle-ma tou PEMpsanTOS me.
not to do :my :will, but the will of him that sent me.
p. 6:39 THE WILL OF THE FATHER FOR THE SON!
TOUto DE es-tin to THEle-ma tou PEMpsanTOS me,
And this is the will of him that sent me,
HIna pan ho DEdoKEN moi me a-poLEso  ex auTOU, alLA a-naSTEso  auTO te esCHAte heMEra.
that of everything which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
q. 6:40 THE WILL OF THE FATHER FOR PEOPLE
TOUto GAR es-tin to THEle-ma tou paTROS mou,
For this is the will of my :Father,
HIna pas ho the-oRON ton huiON, kai piSTEUon eis auTON,
that every one that sees the Son, and believes unto him,
Eche zo-EN  aiOni-on ; kai a-naSTEso auTON eGO te esCHAte heMEra.
have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
NOTE: Jesus alwaysknew as Son of man what lay in the heart of man. The Holy Spirit in Him gave the heart of the Father without measure. However, though also the Son of God, He did notknow the time of His return - His Second Coming. The Father in His Wisdom did not share this with His Son, who was His perfect servant! But for these men who followed Him across the Lake of Galilee to Capernaum - Jesus knewthat it was not His signs- that motivated them - but because they saw in Him a Bread-King! Jesus clearly and forthrightly disabused them concerning the true purpose of His coming! Isaiah 53 is perhaps the clearest prophecy in all of Scripture outlining this.
But it is in 6:32 on, that Jesus clearly answers their question and corrects their misapprehensions. And perhaps what He told His disciples in another place - applies to the crowd here - Until the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell the heart of true believers, Jesus is “straitened” in His ability to get through to natural and fleshly hearers. He says in that place - “I have a baptism to be baptized with (His death) - and how am I straitened until this be accomplished.” But on the day of Pentecost, see the transformation in the life of Peter in his sermon of explanation! And see the 3000 converts who accepted Peter's challenge of Acts 2:38, and repented, believed, were baptized and received the gift (do-reA) of the Holy Spirit! What a contrast at that time compared with the blindness and naturalness and lack of spirituality in the “crowd” of this passage!
Jesus clearly spells out the Father's purpose in sending His Son to them. And after this, many of these could be born from above into God's Kingdom - then - reading this Gospel later written by John - allmadesense!
Jesus coming as a Teacher for His three years of ministry, was notthe main purpose of His coming. Apart from His death, resurrection, ascension and giving of the Holy Spirit, He was up to thattime frustrated and straitened. It was deaththrough His shed blood, that brought Redemption and Reconciliation - that He mainly came for! All preceding that laid a foundation, but was fruitless until this true event. “The Son of man came notto be ministered unto, but to minister, and give His life a Ransom for many.” This was the verse over the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Chicago, in which we served during seminary days - that clearlyspells out the main purpose of Jesus! J.A.W.