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John 6:1-15 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

After this, Jesus crossed over to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). A large crowd followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he was performing on those who were sick. Jesus went up on the hillside and sat down there with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a huge crowd coming toward him, he asked Philip, “Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?” But Jesus was saying this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii[a] worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to have just a little.”

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what is that for so many people?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. There were about five thousand men.

11 Then Jesus took the loaves and, after giving thanks, he distributed pieces to those who were seated. He also did the same with the fish—as much as they wanted.

12 When the people were full, he told his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with pieces from the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 When the people saw the miraculous sign Jesus did, they said, “This really is the Prophet who is coming into the world.”

Jesus Walks on Water

15 When Jesus realized that they intended to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

Footnotes:

  1. John 6:7 Or two hundred days’ wages. A denarius was worth about one day’s wage.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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