By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they said, "and it's already very late.
Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
But he answered, "You give them something to eat."1 They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages ! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"