Bible: Mark 8:1-11

The Feeding of the Four Thousand

8:1 In those days there was another large crowd with nothing to eat. So 1  Jesus 2  called his disciples and said to them, 8:2 I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days, and they have nothing to eat. 8:3 If I send them home hungry, they will faint on the way, and some of them have come from a great distance.” 8:4 His disciples answered him, “Where can someone get enough bread in this desolate place to satisfy these people? 8:5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They replied, “Seven.” 8:6 Then 3  he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. After he took the seven loaves and gave thanks, he broke them and began giving them to the disciples to serve. So 4  they served the crowd. 8:7 They also had a few small fish. After giving thanks for these, he told them to serve these as well. 8:8 Everyone 5  ate and was satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 8:9 There were about four thousand 6  who ate. 7  Then he dismissed them. 8  8:10 Immediately he got into a boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. 9 

The Demand for a Sign

8:11 Then the Pharisees 10  came and began to argue with Jesus, asking for 11  a sign from heaven 12  to test him.

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