After this Jesus went away across the Lake of Galilee (that is, the Lake of Tiberias).
A vast multitude followed Him, because they witnessed the miracles on the sick which He was constantly performing.
Then Jesus went up the hill, and sat there with His disciples.
The Jewish Festival, the Passover, was at hand.
And when He looked round and saw an immense crowd coming towards Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for all these people to eat?"
He said this to put Philip to the test, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.