Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 Now when Jesus heard this, a he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.
14 When he went ashore he b saw a great crowd, and c he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; d send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”
16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; e you give them something to eat.”
17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”
18 And he said, Bring them here to me.”
19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish f he looked up to heaven and g said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Mark 6:30-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

30  h, i The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.
31 And he said to them, Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and j they had no leisure even to eat.
32  k And they went away in l the boat to a desolate place by themselves.
33 Now many saw them going and m recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34 When he went ashore he n saw a great crowd, and o he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late.
36  p Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
37 But he answered them, q “You give them something to eat.” And r they said to him s “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
worth of bread and give it to them to eat?”
38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, u Five, and two fish.”
39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he v looked up to heaven and w said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all.
42 And they all ate and were satisfied.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish.
44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

Luke 9:10-17

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

10 On their return x the apostles told him all that they had done. y And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.
11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he z welcomed them and aa spoke to them of the kingdom of God and ab cured those who had need of healing.
12 Now ac the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him ad “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.”
13 But he said to them, ae You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than af five loaves and two fishunless we are to go and buy food for all these people.”
14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”
15 And they did so, and had them all sit down.
16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish ag he looked up to heaven and ah said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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