Mark 6:30-52 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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30 The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31 Jesus said, "Come off by yourselves; let's take a break and get a little rest." For there was constant coming and going. They didn't even have time to eat. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
32 So they got in the boat and went off to a remote place by themselves. 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
33 Someone saw them going and the word got around. From the surrounding towns people went out on foot, running, and got there ahead of them. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34 When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke - like sheep with no shepherd they were. He went right to work teaching them. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35 When his disciples thought this had gone on long enough - it was now quite late in the day - they interrupted: "We are a long way out in the country, and it's very late. 35 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.
36 Pronounce a benediction and send these folks off so they can get some supper." 36 Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
37 Jesus said, "You do it. Fix supper for them." They replied, "Are you serious? You want us to go spend a fortune on food for their supper?" 37 But he answered, "You give them something to eat." 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?"
38 But he was quite serious. "How many loaves of bread do you have? Take an inventory." That didn't take long. "Five," they said, "plus two fish." 38 "How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five--and two fish."
39 Jesus got them all to sit down in groups of fifty or a hundred - they looked like a patchwork quilt of wildflowers spread out on the green grass! 39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
41 He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples in turn gave it to the people. He did the same with the fish. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.
42 They all ate their fill. 42 They all ate and were satisfied,
43 The disciples gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.
44 More than five thousand were at the supper. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
45 As soon as the meal was finished, Jesus insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead across to Bethsaida while he dismissed the congregation. 45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46 After sending them off, he climbed a mountain to pray. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 Late at night, the boat was far out at sea; Jesus was still by himself on land. 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.
48 He could see his men struggling with the oars, the wind having come up against them. At about four o'clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. He intended to go right by them. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,
49 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and screamed, scared out of their wits. 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,
50 Jesus was quick to comfort them: "Courage! It's me. Don't be afraid." 50 because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
51 As soon as he climbed into the boat, the wind died down. They were stunned, shaking their heads, wondering what was going on. 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,
52 They didn't understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts. 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.