About (wsei). Luke as Matthew 14:21 adds this word to the definite statement of Mark 6:44 that there were 5,000 men, a hundred companies of fifty each. Sit down (kataklinate). First aorist active imperative. Recline, lie down. Only in Luke in the N.T. See also verse Mark 15 . In companies (klisia). Cognate accusative after kataklinate. Only here in the N.T. A row of persons reclining at meals (table company). About fifty each (wsei ana penthkonta). Distributive use of ana and approximate number again (wsei).