Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

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

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