9. The Miracle of Feeding Four Thousand
32 aAnd Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, I am moved with bcompassion for the crowd, because for three days now they have remained with Me and they do not have anything to eat. And I am 1not willing to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.
33 And the disciples said to Him, Where can we get so many loaves in this 1desolate place to asatisfy so great a crowd?
34 And Jesus said to them, 1How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven, and a few small fish.
35 And after He commanded the crowd to recline on the ground,
36 He 1took the aseven loaves and the fish, and giving bthanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds.
37 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over of the abroken pieces, seven baskets full.
38 And those who ate were four thousand men, apart from women and children.
39 And after He sent the crowds away, He stepped into the boat and came to the borders of Magadan.