He left that place and went to the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a certain house, and wanted no one to know of it. And he could not keep it secret,
And Simon and his companions sought him out
And again the crowd gathered in such numbers that there was no chance for them even to have their meals.
And many people saw them start and knew of it, and hurried around by land from all the neighboring towns, and got ahead of them.
When Jesus heard it, he quietly retired by boat to a secluded place. And the crowds heard of it and followed him on foot from the towns. So when he got out of the boat he found a great crowd gathered, and his heart was touched at the sight of them, and he cured those of them that were sick. And when it was evening, the disciples came up to him and said, "This is a lonely place and the day is over. Send the crowds off to the villages to buy themselves food." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. Give them food yourselves." They said to him, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish." He said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and he took the five loaves and the two fish and looked up to heaven and blessed them, and he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to the disciples and they gave them to the people. And they all ate and had enough. And the pieces left over that they gathered up filled twelve baskets. There were about five thousand men who were fed, besides women and children.
The apostles rejoined Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to some quiet place, and rest a little while." For people were coming and going in large numbers, and they had no time even for meals. So they set off by themselves in their boat for a secluded place. read more.
And many people saw them start and knew of it, and hurried around by land from all the neighboring towns, and got ahead of them. So when he got out of the boat, he found a great crowd gathered, and his heart was touched at the sight of them, because they were like sheep that have no shepherd; and he proceeded to teach them a great deal. When it grew late his disciples came up to him and said, "This is a lonely place and it is getting late. Send the people off to the farms and villages around to buy themselves something to eat." But he answered, "Give them food yourselves." They said to him, "Can we go and buy forty dollars' worth of bread and give it to them to eat?" But he said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see." They looked, and told him. "Five, and two fish." And he directed them all to sit down in parties on the fresh grass. And they threw themselves down in groups, in hundreds and in fifties. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish and looked up to heaven and blessed the loaves and broke them in pieces and gave them to the disciples to pass to the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and had enough. And the pieces they gathered up filled twelve baskets, besides the pieces of the fish. There were five thousand men who ate the loaves.
Then the apostles came back and told Jesus what they had done. And he took them and quietly retired to a town called Bethsaida. But the crowds learned of it and followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them about the Kingdom of God, and he cured those who needed to be cured. When the day began to decline, the Twelve came up and said to him, "Send the crowd away to the villages and farms around to find food and shelter, for we are in a lonely place here." read more.
But he said to them, "Give them food yourselves!" And they said, "We have only five loaves and two fish, unless we go ourselves and buy food for all these people." For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each." And they did so, and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish and looked up to heaven and blessed them, and he broke them in pieces and gave them to the disciples to pass to the people. And they all ate and had enough, and the pieces left over that were gathered up filled twelve baskets.
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, or Tiberias, and a great crowd followed him, because they could see the signs he showed in what he did for the sick. But Jesus went up on the hill, and sat down there with his disciples. read more.
Now the Jewish festival of the Passover was coming. So Jesus, raising his eyes and seeing that a great crowd was coming up to him, said to Philip, "Where can we buy food for these people to eat?" Now he said this to test him, for he knew what he meant to do. Philip answered, "Forty dollars' worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to have even a little." Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, another of his disciples, said to him, "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and a couple of fish, but what is that among so many people?" Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." There was plenty of grass there, so the men threw themselves down, about five thousand of them. Then Jesus took the loaves, and gave thanks, and distributed them among the people who were resting on the ground, and in the same way as much of the fish as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he said to his disciples, "Pick up the pieces that are left, so that nothing may be wasted." So they picked them up, and they filled twelve baskets with pieces of the five barley loaves that were left after the people had eaten. When the people saw the signs that he showed, they said, "This is really the Prophet who was to come into the world!"