Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But He answered them, "You [men] give them something to eat." And they replied, "Should we go and buy a supply of bread to give them to eat?" [Note: The amount mentioned here indicates that it was two hundred days of a farm laborer's pay, or about $14,000 in 1994].
And His disciples replied to Him, "Where will a person get enough bread to feed these people in such a deserted place like this?"
So Jesus, looking up and seeing a large crowd coming to Him, said to Philip [Note: He was one of the apostles, whose home town was at nearby Bethsaida. See 1:44], "Where are we going to buy [enough] bread, so that this crowd can eat?"
When it became evening, the disciples came to Him and said, "This place is deserted and it is getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the towns and buy food [for their supper]."
But He said to the apostles, "You men give them something to eat." But they replied, "We have only five loaves of [barley] bread [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish, unless we go and buy [more] food for all these people."
[Then] one of His disciples, named Andrew, [who was] Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
And they replied, "But we have here [only] five loaves of [barley] bread [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish."