Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
6Â Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2Â and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3Â Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4Â The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5Â When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, â€œWhere shall we buy bread for these people to eat?â€ 6Â He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7Â Philip answered him, â€œIt would take more than half a yearâ€™s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!â€
8Â Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peterâ€™s brother, spoke up, 9Â â€œHere is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?â€
10Â Jesus said, â€œHave the people sit down.â€ There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11Â Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12Â When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, â€œGather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.â€13Â So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14Â After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, â€œSurely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.â€15Â Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
Jesus Walks on the Water
16Â When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17Â where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18Â A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19Â When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20Â But he said to them, â€œIt is I; donâ€™t be afraid.â€21Â Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
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