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Mark 8:1-12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 About this time another great crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples and told them, 1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
2 "I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. 2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them home without feeding them, they will faint along the road. For some of them have come a long distance." 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."
4 "How are we supposed to find enough food for them here in the wilderness?" his disciples asked. 4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"
5 "How many loaves of bread do you have?" he asked. "Seven," they replied. 5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
6 So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves, thanked God for them, broke them into pieces, and gave them to his disciples, who distributed the bread to the crowd. 6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.
7 A few small fish were found, too, so Jesus also blessed these and told the disciples to pass them out. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 They ate until they were full, and when the scraps were picked up, there were seven large baskets of food left over! 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
9 There were about four thousand people in the crowd that day, and he sent them home after they had eaten. 9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,
10 Immediately after this, he got into a boat with his disciples and crossed over to the region of Dalmanutha. 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came to argue with him. Testing him to see if he was from God, they demanded, "Give us a miraculous sign from heaven to prove yourself." 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
12 When he heard this, he sighed deeply and said, "Why do you people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I assure you, I will not give this generation any such sign." 12 He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."