29Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.30Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.31The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.32Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”33His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”34“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”35He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.36Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.37They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.38The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children.39After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.2He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’3and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.4A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away.5When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.6“Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”7They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”8Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?9Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?10Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?11How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”12Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.