Mark 8:1-10

Jesus feeds four thousand people

1 In those days there was another large crowd with nothing to eat. Jesus called his disciples and told them,
2 "I feel sorry for the crowd because they have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.
3 If I send them away hungry to their homes, they won't have enough strength to travel, for some have come a long distance."
4 His disciples responded, "How can anyone get enough food in this wilderness to satisfy these people?"
5 Jesus asked, "How much bread do you have?" They said, "Seven loaves."
6 He told the crowd to sit on the ground. He took the seven loaves, gave thanks, broke them apart, and gave them to his disciples to distribute; and they gave the bread to the crowd.
7 They also had a few fish. He said a blessing over them, then gave them to the disciples to hand out also.
8 They ate until they were full. They collected seven baskets full of leftovers.
9 This was a crowd of about four thousand people! Jesus sent them away,
10 then got into a boat with his disciples and went over to the region of Dalmanutha.