c. The Bread of Life
(1) Seekers after the Perishing Food
22 The next day the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there had been no other small boat there except one, and that Jesus had not gotten into the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone away alone.
23 But other small boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when did You get here?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek Me not because you have seen signs, but because you ate of the bread and were filled.
27 aWork not for the food which perishes, but for the bfood which abides unto 1eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you; for Him has the Father, even God, sealed.
28 Then they said to Him, What shall we 1do that we may 1work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you 1believe into Him whom He has 2sent.
30 They said then to Him, What asign then will You do that we may see and believe You? What work will You do?
31 Our fathers aate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, b"He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.''