13. Feeding the Four Thousand
1 1In those days, since there was again a great crowd and they did not have anything to eat, He called the disciples to Him and asaid to them,
2 I am 1moved with compassion for the crowd, because for three days now they have 1remained with Me and they do 1not have anything to eat.
3 And if I send them away to their home hungry, they will 1faint on the way; and some of them have 1come from a distance.
4 And His disciples answered Him, Where will anyone be able to get enough to satisfy these people with bread here in this desolate place?
5 And He asked them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven.
6 And He charged the crowd to recline on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, He agave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before them, and they set them before the crowd.
7 And they had a few small fish, and having blessed them, He said that these also should be set before them.
8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the asurplus of broken pieces, 1seven baskets.
9 And 1there were about four thousand people. And He sent them away.
10 And aimmediately He got into the boat with His disciples and came into the parts of 1Dalmanutha.