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140

JESUS FEEDS 4000 

Matt 15  Mark 8    Luke  
32 Then  1  In those days,  
      when again  
      a great crowd had gathered,  
      and they had nothing to eat,  
  Jesus called his disciples to him   he called his disciples to him,  
  and said,   and <says> to them,  
  "I have compassion on the crowd, 2 "I have compassion on the crowd,  
  because they have been with me   because they have been with me  
  now three days,   now three days  
  and have nothing to eat;   and have nothing to eat;  
  and I am unwilling 3 and if I  
  to send them away hungry,   send them away hungry  
      to their homes,  
  lest they faint on the way."   they will faint on the way;  
      and   
      some of them have come a long way."  
33 And the disciples <say> to him, 4 And his disciples answered him,  
  "Where are we to get   "How can one feed* these men  
  bread enough   with bread  
  in the desert   here in the desert?"  
  to feed* so great a crowd?"      
34 And Jesus <says> to them, 5 And he asked them,  
  "How many loaves have you?"   "How many loaves have you?"  
  They said,   They said,  
"Seven,    "Seven."  
  and a few small fish."*  

[see Mark 7:7 below]

 
35 And commanding the crowd 6 And he commanded the crowd  
  to sit down on the ground,   to sit down on the ground;  
36 he took the seven loaves   and he took the seven loaves,  
  and the fish,      
  and having given thanks   and having given thanks  
  he broke them   he broke them  
  and gave them to the disciples,   and gave them to his disciples  
      to set before the people;  
  and the disciples gave them   and they set them  
  to the crowds.   before the crowd.  
 

[see Matt 15:34 above]

7 And they had a few small fish;*  
      and having blessed them,  
      he commanded that  
      these also should be set before them.  
37 And they all ate 8 And they ate,  
  and were satisfied;   and were satisfied;  
  and they took up   and they took up  
  seven baskets full*      
  of the broken pieces left over.   the broken pieces left over,  
      seven baskets full.*  
38 Those who ate were 9 And there were  
  four thousand men,   about four thousand people.  
  besides women and children.      
39 And sending away the crowds, 10 And he sent them away;  
      and immediately  
  he got into the boat   he got into the boat  
      with his disciples,  
  and went   and went  
  to the region of Magadan.   to the district of Dalmanutha.  

 

Color Code
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <say>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
 140   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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