Four Thousand Fed

In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, (A)Jesus called His disciples and *said to them, (B)I feel compassion for the [a]people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance.” And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough [b]bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?” And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” And He *directed the [c]people to [d]sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to [e]serve to them, and they served them to the [f]people. They also had a few small fish; and (C)after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be [g]served as well. And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large (D)baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces. About four thousand were there; and He sent them away. 10 And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of (E)Dalmanutha.

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  1. Mark 8:2 Lit crowd
  2. Mark 8:4 Lit loaves
  3. Mark 8:6 Lit crowd
  4. Mark 8:6 Lit recline
  5. Mark 8:6 Lit set before
  6. Mark 8:6 Lit crowd
  7. Mark 8:7 Lit set before them