The Feeding Of Four Thousand

Matthew 15:32-39

32 Then Jesus called his disciples, and said to them, I am concern'd for this people; they have attended me now three days, without eating: I will not send them away fasting, lest they saint by the way. but his disciples said to him,

33 how can we get bread enough in the desert to satisfy such a multitude?

34 Jesus asked, how many loaves have ye? they reply'd, seven, and a few small fish.

35 and he bid the people sit down on the ground. 36 then taking the seven loaves, and the fish, he gave thanks, and distributed them, by pieces, to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 so that they all eat, and were satiated: the superfluous fragments they carried off, amounting to seven baskets full: 38 though the guests were to the number of four thousand men, beside women and children. 39 then dismissing the multitude, he embark'd, and came to the coast of Magada.

Mark 8:1-10

1 At that time, as the company were very numerous, and had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples, and said, 2 I am concern'd for this people, they have been with me now three days without having had any thing to eat. 3 if I send them home fasting, they will faint by the way: for some of them are come very far.

4 his disciples answer'd, how is it possible here in the desart to furnish bread enough for all this company?

5 he ask'd them, how many loaves have ye? 6 seven, said they. then he order'd the people to sit down on the ground: and taking the seven loaves, he gave thanks, then broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute among the people, which they accordingly did. 7 and there being a few small fishes, he gave thanks, and order'd them to be distributed. 8 so they all eat and were satisfied, the broken meat that was left amounting to seven baskets. 9 now they that had eaten were four thousand: and then he dismissed them. 10 Soon after he and his disciples embark'd, and arrived in the district of Dalmanutha.