Four Thousand Men Fed

32 (A)Now Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, (B)I feel compassion for the [a]people, because they [b]have remained with Me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.” 33 The disciples *said to Him, “Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?” 34 And Jesus *said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” 35 And He directed the [c]people to [d]sit down on the ground; 36 and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and after (C)giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large (D)baskets full. 38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

39 And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into (E)the boat and came to the region of (F)Magadan.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:32 Lit crowd
  2. Matthew 15:32 Lit are remaining
  3. Matthew 15:35 Lit crowd
  4. Matthew 15:35 Lit recline

34 When Jesus went [a]ashore, He (A)saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because (B)they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. 35 And when it was already late, His disciples came up to Him and said, “[b]This place is secluded and it is already late; 36 send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves [c]something to eat.” 37 But He answered them, “You give them something to eat!” (C)And they *said to Him, “Shall we go and spend two hundred [d](D)denarii on bread, and give it to them to eat?” 38 But He *said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they *said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 And He ordered them all to recline by groups on the green grass. 40 They reclined in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He (E)blessed the food and broke the loaves and He gave them to the disciples again and again to set before them; and He divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied; 43 and they picked up twelve full (F)baskets of the broken pieces of bread, and of the fish. 44 There were (G)five thousand [e]men who ate the loaves.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 6:34 Lit out
  2. Mark 6:35 Lit The
  3. Mark 6:36 Lit what they may eat
  4. Mark 6:37 The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
  5. Mark 6:44 I.e., 5,000 men plus women and children, cf. Matt 14:21