And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there.
And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them,
so that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."
And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get bread enough in the desert to feed so great a crowd?"
And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
And commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,
he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
And sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Mag'adan.
And the Pharisees and Sad'ducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.'
And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah." So he left them and departed.
When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread.
Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sad'ducees."
And they discussed it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."
But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?
Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?
Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?
How is it that you fail to perceive that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sad'ducees."
Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sad'ducees.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)