Matt 14:13-2113 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But
when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with
compassion for them, and healed their sick.15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, "This is a deserted
place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go
into the villages and buy themselves food."16 But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."17 And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."18 He said, "Bring them here to Me."19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the
five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and
gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the
fragments that remained.21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what
they had taught.31 And He said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot
from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with
compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to
teach them many things.35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, "This is a
deserted place, and already the hour is late.36 "Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages
and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat."37 But He answered and said to them, "You give them something to eat." And they said to Him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?"38 But He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they found out they said, "Five, and two fish."39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass.40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties.41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to
heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before
them; and the two fish He divided among them all.42 So they all ate and were filled.43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.
10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done.
Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the
city called Bethsaida.11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and
spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.12 When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, "Send the
multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and
lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here."13 But He said to them, "You give them something to eat." And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go
and buy food for all these people."14 For there were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of fifty."15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He
blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the
multitude.17 So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments
were taken up by them.John 6:1-14
After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He
performed on those who were diseased.
And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
"I marvel that whereas the
ambitious dreams of myself, Caesar, and Alexander should have
vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant - Jesus should be able to
stretch his hands across the centuries and control the destinies of
men and nations." - Napoleon
I Bonaparte (1809)