Those who had been sent out rejoined Yeshua and reported to him all they had done and taught.
There were so many people coming and going that they couldn't even take time to eat, so he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a place where we can be alone, and you can get some rest."
They went off by themselves to an isolated spot;
but many people, seeing them leave and recognizing them, ran ahead on foot from all the towns and got there first.
When Yeshua came ashore, he saw a huge crowd. Filled with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, he began teaching them many things.
By this time, the hour was late. The talmidim came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's getting late.
Send the people away, so that they can go and buy food for themselves in the farms and towns around here."
But he answered them, "Give them something to eat, yourselves!" They replied, "We are to go and spend thousands on bread, and give it to them to eat?"
He asked them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and check." When they had found out, they said, "Five. And two fish."
Then he ordered all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass.
They sat down in groups of fifty or a hundred.