Luke 9:17

17 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers!

Luke 9:17 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:17

And they did eat, and were all filled
Every one had a part, and enough:

and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve
baskets; (See Gill on Matthew 14:20).

Luke 9:17 In-Context

15 So the people all sat down.
16 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people.
17 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers!
18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
19 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”