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Luke 9:12-14 The Passion Translation (TPT)

12 As the day wore on, the Twelve came to Jesus and told him, “It’s getting late. You should send the crowds away to the surrounding villages and farms to get something to eat and find shelter for the night. There’s nothing to eat here in the middle of nowhere.”

13 Jesus responded, “You have the food to feed them.”[a]

They replied, “All we have are these five small loaves of bread and two dried fish. Do you really expect us to go buy food for all these people? 14 There are nearly five thousand men here, with women and children besides!”[b]

He told his disciples, “Have them all sit down in groups of fifty each.”[c]


  1. Luke 9:13 In the Greek text, the word you here is emphatic. Jesus told his disciples they had food to give to others. Because Jesus lives within us, we can give others the living bread and, if need be, multiply food for others to eat. We are to focus on what we have, not on what we don’t have.
  2. Luke 9:14 There were likely ten thousand people whom Jesus miraculously fed that day.
  3. Luke 9:14 There is an interesting correlation between seating the people in groups of fifty and the feast of Pentecost. Fifty was the number of days between Passover and Pentecost.
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