About this time it happened again that a large crowd collected and had nothing to eat. Jesus called the disciples over to him and said, “My heart goes out to this crowd; they have been with me three days now and they have no food left. If I send them off home without anything, they will collapse on the way—and some of them have come from a distance.”
One day about this time as another great crowd gathered, the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples to discuss the situation. “I pity these people,” he said, “for they have been here three days and have nothing left to eat.
At about this same time he again found himself with a hungry crowd on his hands. He called his disciples together and said, “This crowd is breaking my heart. They have stuck with me for three days, and now they have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they’ll faint along the way—some of them have come a long distance.”
I have ruth on the people, for lo! now the third day they abide me, and they have not what to eat; [I have ruth on the company of people, for lo! now by three days they sustain, or abide, me, and have not what they shall eat;]
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