What do verses 16-21 have to do with Jesus as the bread of life? This is the great dilemma of this text. The author of this gospel has placed a story in the midst of a discourse of Jesus as the bread of life. On the surface it seems completely out of place except that this is what happened next. While all the gospels record the feeding of the 5000, Luke does not record the story of Jesus walking on the water. So it is not necessary for this story to be placed here.
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