Jesus feeds five thousand

Luke 9:10-17. Jesus feeds 5000 men plus women and children, possibly on the way to a Passover Feast in Jerusalem.

Jesus was speaking to the crowd that was there and yet He was teaching His own inner twelve at the same time.

The event starts off with Jesus planning to debrief His apostles, who have just come back from a mission.

This was the second to last Passover Feast before His Crucifixion at the next Passover.

Background Reading:

Jesus Feeds More than Five Thousand People

9:10 The apostles came back and told Jesus everything they had done. Then he took them away with him privately to a city called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds found out about this and followed him. He welcomed them and began to speak to them about the kingdom of God and to heal those who needed healing.

12 As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away to the neighboring villages and farms so they can rest and get some food, because we are here in a deserted place.”

13 But he told them, “You give them something to eat.”

They replied, “We have nothing more than five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all these people.”

14 Now there were about 5,000 men. So he told his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about 50.” 15 They did this and got all of them seated. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and kept giving them to the disciples to pass on to the crowd. 17 All of them ate and were filled. When they collected the leftover pieces, there were twelve baskets.
Luke 9:10-17
Also see: Matthew 14:13-21 , Mark 6:36-44 and John 6:1-15.

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