John 6:12
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New International Version
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."

New Living Translation
After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, "Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted."

English Standard Version
And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.”

New American Standard Bible
When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost."

King James Bible
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they were full, He told His disciples, "Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted."

International Standard Version
When they were completely satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, "Collect the pieces that are left over so that nothing is wasted."

NET Bible
When they were all satisfied, Jesus said to his disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces that are left over, so that nothing is wasted."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they were full, he said to his disciples, “Gather the leftover fragments, that nothing be lost.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people were full, Jesus told his disciples, "Gather the leftover pieces so that nothing will be wasted."

Jubilee Bible 2000
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost.

King James 2000 Bible
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

American King James Version
When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

American Standard Version
And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that remain, lest they be lost.

Darby Bible Translation
And when they had been filled, he says to his disciples, Gather together the fragments which are over and above, that nothing may be lost.

English Revised Version
And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost.

Webster's Bible Translation
When they were satisfied, he said to his disciples, Gather the fragments that remain, that nothing may be lost.

Weymouth New Testament
When all were fully satisfied, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the broken portions that remain over, so that nothing be lost."

World English Bible
When they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, that nothing be lost."

Young's Literal Translation
And when they were filled, he saith to his disciples, 'Gather together the broken pieces that are over, that nothing may be lost;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-14 John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. Observe the effect this miracle had upon the people. Even the common Jews expected the Messiah to come into the world, and to be a great Prophet. The Pharisees despised them as not knowing the law; but they knew most of Him who is the end of the law. Yet men may acknowledge Christ as that Prophet, and still turn a deaf ear to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Then when they were filled, he said to his disciples. Gather together the broken pieces - not the crumbs left on the ground by the satisfied thousands, but the pieces broken from the original loaves (see each of the synoptists, who refer to the breaking, by Jesus, of the loaves) - that remain over - not eaten by the multitudes; the superabundance of the provision is a witness to the affluence of the Giver and the reality of the gift - that nothing be lost. This sacred economy of Jesus is in harmony with and illustrative of the ways of the Creator with his universe, and of the wisdom recommended to his disciples. The other evangelists describe the facts, but do not attribute the order to the wise words of the Lord himself. Paulus, in the endeavour to make this statement confirm his rationalistic interpretation, makes sad havoc of the grammar, and, instead of translating -

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When they were filled,.... Had not only eaten, but had made a full meal, and were thoroughly satisfied, having eaten as much as they could, or chose to eat:

he said unto his disciples, gather up the fragments that remain,

that nothing be lost; this he said, partly that the truth, reality, and greatness of the miracle might be clearly discerned; and partly, to teach frugality, that, in the midst of abundance, care be taken that nothing be lost of the good things which God gives; and which may be useful to other persons, or at another time.



John 6:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
11Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted. 12When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost." 13So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:20
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

John 2:2
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
Treasury of Scripture

When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

they.

Nehemiah 9:25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses …

Matthew 14:20,21 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments …

Matthew 15:37,38 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken …

Mark 6:42-44 And they did all eat, and were filled…

Mark 8:8,9 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken …

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of …

that nothing.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

Luke 16:1 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, …

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