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John 6:12

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”

Read John 6:12 Using Other Translations

When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost."
After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.”

What does John 6:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 6:12

When they were filled
Had not only eaten, but had made a full meal, and were thoroughly satisfied, having eaten as much as they could, or chose to eat:

he said unto his disciples, gather up the fragments that remain,
that nothing be lost;
this he said, partly that the truth, reality, and greatness of the miracle might be clearly discerned; and partly, to teach frugality, that, in the midst of abundance, care be taken that nothing be lost of the good things which God gives; and which may be useful to other persons, or at another time.

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