Monday, September 27, 2010

Mark 6:36-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

"Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat." 
But he answered, "You give them something to eat."
They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"
"How many loaves do you have?" he asked. Go out and see."
When they found out, they said, "Five-and two fish"
Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups of hundreds and fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up into heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand;
    

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