Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

John 6

1 After a these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of b Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were c diseased. 1 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4 d Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 e Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to f Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. 7 Philip answered Him, g "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little." 8 One of His disciples, h Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him, 9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, i but what are they among so many?" 10 Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them 2 to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost." 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly j the Prophet who is to come into the world."

15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him k king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 14:13
    When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
    Mark 6:32
    So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
    Luke 9:10
    And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
    Luke 9:12
    When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.
  2. Cross References
    John 6:23
    However, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks -
    John 21:1
    After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself:
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 4:23
    And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in t...
    Matthew 8:16
    When evening had come, they brought to Him many...
    Matthew 9:35
    Then Jesus went about all the cities and villag...
    Matthew 14:36
    And begged Him that they might only touch the h...
    Matthew 15:30
    Then great multitudes came to Him, having with ...
    Matthew 19:2
    And great multitudes followed Him, and He heale...
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:5
    On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD's Passover.
    Leviticus 23:7
    On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.
    Deuteronomy 16:1
    Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
    John 2:13
    Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 14:14
    And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
    Mark 6:35
    When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, "This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.
    Luke 9:12
    When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.
  6. Cross References
    John 1:43
    The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 11:21
    And Moses said, "The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, 'I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.
    Numbers 11:22
    "Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for them?"
  8. Cross References
    John 1:40
    One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
  9. Cross References
    2 Kings 4:43
    But his servant said, "What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?" He said again, "Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD: 'They shall eat and have some left over.'
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 49:10
    The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a ...
    Deuteronomy 18:15
    The LORD your God will raise up for you a Proph...
    Deuteronomy 18:18
    I will raise up for them a Prophet like you fro...
    John 1:21
    And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?...
    John 7:40
    Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard ...
    Acts 3:22
    For Moses truly said to the fathers, 'The LORD ...
    Acts 7:37
    "This is that Moses who said to the children of...
  11. Cross References
    John 18:36
    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.
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