Bible: Luke 9:10-17

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

9:10 When 1  the apostles returned, 2  they told Jesus 3  everything they had done. Then 4  he took them with him and they withdrew privately to a town 5  called Bethsaida. 6  9:11 But when the crowds found out, they followed him. He 7  welcomed them, spoke to them about the kingdom of God, 8  and cured those who needed healing. 9  9:12 Now the day began to draw to a close, 10  so 11  the twelve came and said to Jesus, 12  “Send the crowd away, so they can go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging 13  and food, because we are in an isolated place.” 14  9:13 But he said to them, “You 15  give them something to eat.” They 16  replied, 17 We have no more than five loaves and two fish – unless 18  we go 19  and buy food 20  for all these people.” 9:14 (Now about five thousand men 21  were there.) 22  Then 23  he said to his disciples, “Have 24  them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 9:15 So they did as Jesus directed, 25  and the people 26  all sat down.

9:16 Then 27  he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven he gave thanks 28  and broke them. He gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 9:17 They all ate and were satisfied, and what was left over 29  was picked up – twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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