Jesus feeds 4000 people
Again the crowds came to have their physical needs meet were as Jesus was trying tell them He was here to meet their spiritual needs.
Jesus turns seven small bread rolls and some small fish into a meal that feeds 4000 men plus women and children. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
Jesus feeds a mixed crowd of mainly Gentiles and some Jews the event of feeding the 4000 took place in the Decapolis a Gentile area on the southeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus left the scene by boat.
Jesus Feeds 4000 men, besides women and Children
29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. 31The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way."
33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked.
"Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36
Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he
broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the
people. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the
disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left
over. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand,
besides women and children. 39 After Jesus had sent the
crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.
also read: Mark 8:1-10