Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they've already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way."
The disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?"
"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked them. "Seven," they said, "and a few small fish."
After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,
He took the seven loaves and the fish, and He gave thanks, broke them, and kept on giving them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds.
They all ate and were filled. Then they collected the leftover pieces-seven large baskets full.
Now those who ate were 4,000 men, besides women and children.
After dismissing the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.a