101When the apostlesreturned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. 2Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a citycalled3Bethsaida.
But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curingthose who hadneed of healing.
Now the dayawas ending, and the twelvecame and said to Him, "Send the crowdaway, that they may go into the surroundingvillages and countryside and findlodging and getbsomething to eat ; for here we are in a desolateplace."
But He said to them, "You give them something to eat !" And they said, "We have nomorethanfiveloaves and twofish, unlessperhaps we go and buyfood for allthesepeople."
(For there were aboutfivethousandmen.) And He said to His disciples, "Have them csitdown to eat 4in groups of aboutfiftyeach."15
They didso, and had them alldsitdown.
16Then He took the fiveloaves and the twofish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to setbefore the epeople.
And they allate and were satisfied ; and fthe brokenpieces which they had leftover were picked up, twelve5baskets full.