Jesus feeds 4000 men besides women and children

Matthew 15:29-39. Again the crowds came to have their physical needs met, whereas Jesus was trying to tell them He was here to meet their spiritual needs.

Jesus turned seven small bread rolls and some small fish into a meal that fed 4000 men plus women and children. Afterwards, the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Jesus fed a mixed crowd of Jews and mainly Gentiles. The event of feeding the 4000 took place in the Decapolis on the southeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Jesus left the scene by boat.

Background Reading:

Jesus Feeds 4000 men, besides women and Children

15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples and said, “I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road.”

33 The disciples asked him, “Where in the wilderness are we to get enough bread to feed such a crowd?”

34 Jesus asked them, “How many loaves of bread do you have?”

They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

35 Ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks. Then he broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 All of them ate until they were filled, then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces—seven baskets full. 38 Now those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 After he sent the crowds away, he got into a boat and went to the region of Magadan.
Matthew 15:29-39
Also, you can read: Mark 8:1-10.

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