The apostles returned to Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught.
Many people were coming and going, so there was no time to eat. He said to the apostles, "Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while."
They departed in a boat by themselves for a deserted place.
Many people saw them leaving and recognized them, so they ran ahead from all the cities and arrived before them.
When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then he began to teach them many things.
Late in the day, his disciples came to him and said, "This is an isolated place, and it's already late in the day.
Send them away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something to eat for themselves."
He replied, "You give them something to eat." But they said to him, "Should we go off and buy bread worth almost eight months' paya and give it to them to eat?"
He said to them, "How much bread do you have? Take a look." After checking, they said, "Five loaves of bread and two fish."
He directed the disciples to seat all the people in groups as though they were having a banquet on the green grass.