In thosedays, when there was again a largecrowd and they hadnothing to eat, 1Jesus called His disciples and said to them,
2"2I feelcompassion for the apeoplebecause they have remained with Me nowthreedays and havenothing to eat.3"If I send them awayhungry to their homes, they will faint on the way ; and some of them havecome from a greatdistance."4
And His disciplesanswered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bbreadhere in this desolateplace to satisfythesepeople ?"
And He was asking them, "Howmanyloaves do you have ?" And they said, "Seven."
And He directed the cpeople to dsitdown on the ground ; and taking the sevenloaves, He gavethanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to eserve to them, and they served them to the fpeople.
They alsohad a fewsmallfish ; and 3after He had blessed them, He orderedthese to be gserved as well.
And they ate and were satisfied ; and they picked up sevenlarge4basketsfull of what was leftover of the brokenpieces.
9Aboutfourthousand were there; and He sent them away.
And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of 5Dalmanutha.
116The Phariseescame out and began to argue with Him, 7seeking from Him a hsign from heaven, ito test Him.