7. Feeding the Five Thousand
30 And the aapostles gathered together to Jesus and breported to Him all that they did and all that they taught.
31 And He said to them, Come by yourselves privately to a adeserted place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they did 1not even have opportunity to beat.
32 1And they awent away in the boat to a deserted place privately.
33 And many saw them going away and arecognized them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities and got there before them.
34 And getting out, He saw a great crowd, and He was 1moved with acompassion for them because they were like sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to teach them many things.
35 And when the hour had already become late, His disciples came to Him and said, This place is deserted, and the hour is already late;
36 aSend them away so that they may go into the surrounding fields and villages and buy for themselves something to eat.
37 But He answered and said to them, You agive them something to eat. And they said to Him, Shall we go away and buy two hundred 1denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?
38 And He said to them, aHow many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they found out, they said, Five, and two fish.
39 And He ordered them to have all recline 1by companies on the green grass.
40 And they sat down 1in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking up to heaven, He bblessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among all.
42 And they all ate and were satisfied.
43 And they took up 1twelve full handbaskets of the broken pieces of bread and of the fish.
44 And those who had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.