The loaves (tou artou). Those of verse Mark 9 . Having given thanks (eucaristhsa). The usual grace before meals ( Deuteronomy 8:10 ). The Synoptics use "blessed" euloghsen ( Mark 6:41 ; Matthew 14:19 ; Luke 9:16 ). He distributed (diedwken). First aorist active indicative of diadidwmi, old verb to give to several (dia, between). To them that were set down (toi anakeimenoi). Present middle participle (dative case) of anakeimai, old verb to recline like anapesein in verse Luke 10 . As much as they would (oson hqelon). Imperfect active of qelw, "as much as they wished."