21. Feeding the Five Thousand
10 And when the apostles returned, they arelated to Him the things they had done. And btaking them aside, He withdrew privately into a city called Bethsaida.
11 But the acrowds found out and followed Him, and He welcomed them and spoke to them concerning the bkingdom of God; and those who had need of healing He chealed.
12 And the 1day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to Him, aSend the crowd away so that they may go into the surrounding villages and 2fields to lodge and find provisions, because we are here in a deserted place.
13 But He said to them, You agive them something to eat. But they said, We have no more than bfive loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.
14 For there were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, Make them recline in 1groups of about fifty each.
15 And they did so and made them all recline.
16 And He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking up to heaven, He bblessed and broke them and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
17 And they ate and were all satisfied. And what was left over among them was taken up, 1twelve handbaskets of broken pieces.