8 In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and *said to them,2 “I feel compassion for the [a]people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.3 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.”4 And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough[b]bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?”5 And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”6 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.7 They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be [g]served as well.8 And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.
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