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 1in 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, twelve2baskets full.
183And it happened that while He was 4prayingalone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, "Who do the gpeoplesay that I am?"19
They answered and said, "John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risenagain."
And He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peteranswered and said, "5The hChrist of God."
But He i6warned them and instructed them not to tellthis to anyone,
227saying, "8The Son of Manmustsuffermanythings and be rejected by the elders and chiefpriests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the thirdday."23
And He was saying to them all, "9Ifanyonewishes to comeafter Me, he must denyhimself, and take up his crossdaily and follow Me.24"For 10whoeverwishes to save his jlife will lose it, but whoeverloses his klife for My sake, he is the one who will save it.25"For what is a manprofited if he gains the wholeworld, and 11losesorforfeitshimself?26"12For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holyangels.27"But I say to you truthfully, 13there are some of thosestandingherewho will not tastedeathuntil they see the kingdom of God."