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Mark 6:30-52

MSG 30 The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. NIV 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. MSG 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. NIV 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." MSG 32 So they got in the boat and went off to a remote place by themselves. NIV 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. MSG 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. NIV 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 36 Pronounce a benediction and send these folks off so they can get some supper." NIV 36 Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat." MSG 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?" NIV 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?" MSG 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." NIV 38 "How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five--and two fish." MSG 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! NIV 39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. MSG 40 NIV 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 42 They all ate their fill. NIV 42 They all ate and were satisfied, MSG 43 The disciples gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. NIV 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. MSG 44 More than five thousand were at the supper. NIV 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand. MSG 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. NIV 45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. MSG 46 After sending them off, he climbed a mountain to pray. NIV 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. MSG 47 Late at night, the boat was far out at sea; Jesus was still by himself on land. NIV 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. MSG 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. NIV 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, MSG 49 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and screamed, scared out of their wits. NIV 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, MSG 50 Jesus was quick to comfort them: "Courage! It's me. Don't be afraid." NIV 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." MSG 51 As soon as he climbed into the boat, the wind died down. They were stunned, shaking their heads, wondering what was going on. NIV 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, MSG 52 They didn't understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts. NIV 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.