|Matthew 15:32-38||Mark 8:1-9|
32Then Jesus called His disciples and said,
I have compassion on the crowd because they continue with Me
for three days now and have nothing to eat. And I will not send them away fasting,
lest they faint in the way.
33And His disciples said to Him, From where should we get
so many loaves in the wilderness, so as to fill so great a crowd?
34And Jesus said to them, How many
loaves do you have? And they said, Seven, and a few little fish.
35And He commanded the crowd to sit on the ground.
36And He took the seven loaves and the fish, and gave
thanks, and broke, and gave to His disciples. And the disciples gave to the crowd.
37And they all ate, and were filled; and they took up seven
lunch baskets full of the pieces that was left.
38And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women
1In those days, the crowd being very great and having
nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them,
2I have compassion on the crowd because
they have now been with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they
will faint in the way. For many of them come from afar.
4And His disciples answered Him, From where can a man
satisfy these with loaves here in the wilderness?
5And He asked them, How many loaves do
you have? And they said, Seven.
6And He commanded the people to recline on the ground. And
He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, and He broke and gave to His disciples to
set before them. And they set them before the people.
7And they had a few fish. And He blessed and commanded
them to also serve these.
8So they ate and were filled. And they took up over and
above seven lunch baskets of fragments.
9And they who had eaten were about four thousand. And He
sent them away.