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Feeding the 5000


John 6 verses 1-14

One day Jesus was beside the Sea of Galilee and a large crowd was following him because they saw the signs he was doing on the sick.

Jesus asked Phillip “where are we to buy bread so that these people may eat”. Jesus said this to test Phillip because Jesus himself knew what he would do. Phillip replied “200 denarius (8 months wages) worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother said to him “there is a boy here with 5 barley loaves and 2 fish, but what are they for so many?” Jesus said “have the people sit down”. Now there was much grass in the place, so they sat down, about 5,000 in number. Jesus took the loaves and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill he told his disciples “gather up the leftover fragments that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled 12 baskets with fragments from the 5 barley loaves left by those who had eaten. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said “this is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”


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