Luke 9:14
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New International Version
(About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

New Living Translation
For there were about 5,000 men there. Jesus replied, "Tell them to sit down in groups of about fifty each."

English Standard Version
For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”

Berean Study Bible
(There were about five thousand men.) He told His disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

Berean Literal Bible
For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty."

New American Standard Bible
(For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, "Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each."

King James Bible
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
(For about 5,000 men were there.) Then He told His disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50 each."

International Standard Version
Now there were about 5,000 men. So he told his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50."

NET Bible
(Now about five thousand men were there.) Then he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

New Heart English Bible
For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For there were about five thousand men, and Yeshua said, “Make them recline by groups of fifty men in a group.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(There were about five thousand men.) Then he told his disciples, "Have them sit in groups of about fifty."

New American Standard 1977
(For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about fifty each.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies of fifty.

King James 2000 Bible
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in companies.

American King James Version
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

American Standard Version
For they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Darby Bible Translation
for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties.

English Revised Version
For they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Weymouth New Testament
But He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down in parties of about fifty each."

World English Bible
For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

Young's Literal Translation
for they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, 'Cause them to recline in companies, in each fifty;'
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
13But Jesus told them, “You give them something to eat.” “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered, “unless we go and buy food for all these people.” 14(There were about five thousand men.) He told His disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15They did so, and everyone was seated.…
Cross References
Mark 6:39
Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.

Luke 9:13
But Jesus told them, "You give them something to eat." "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered, "unless we go and buy food for all these people."

Luke 9:15
They did so, and everyone was seated.
Treasury of Scripture

For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

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Mark 6:39,40 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass…

Mark 8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took …

1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

(14) Make them sit down.--Literally, recline, or lie down.

Verse 14. - They were about five thousand men. St. Matthew adds, "besides women and children." The multitude generally had come from a considerable distance, we know; there would not be, comparatively speaking, many women and children among them. These were grouped together apart, and, of course, fed, but were not counted among the five thousand. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. "Jesus has no sooner ascertained that there are five loaves and two fishes, than he is satisfied. He commands them to make the multitude sit down. Just as though he had said, 'I have what I want; the meal is ready; let them be seated!' But he takes care that his banquet shall be conducted with an order worthy of the God who gives it. Everything must be calm and solemn; it is a kind of Passover meal. By the help of the apostles, he seats his guests in rows of fifty each (St.. Matthew), or in double rows of fifty, by hundreds (Mark). This orderly arrangement allowed of the guests being easily counted. St. Mark describes in a dramatic manner the striking spectacle presented by these regularly formed companies, each consisting of two equal ranks, and all arranged upon the slope of the hill. The pastures at that time were in all their spring glory. SS. John and Mark both bring forward the beauty of this natural carpet. 'Much grass' (St. John); 'on the green grass' (St. Mark)" (Godet). St. Mark's vivid picturesque details show the observant eve-witness. The words rendered "in ranks" ("they sat down in ranks") literally mean they were like flower-beds set in the green grass. The bright-coloured Eastern robes of these men, as they sat in long rows, suggested the happy comparison. For they were about five thousand men,.... Beside women and children, Matthew 14:21,

and he said to his disciples, make them to sit down by fifties in a company; and by hundreds also; some companies had a hundred apiece in them, and others fifty; and which was done partly, for the more easy numbering of them, and partly and chiefly for the more convenient distribution of food to them; See Gill on Mark 6:39. See Gill on Mark 6:40. 9:10-17 The people followed Jesus, and though they came unseasonably, yet he gave them what they came for. He spake unto them of the kingdom of God. He healed those who had need of healing. And with five loaves of bread and two fishes, Christ fed five thousand men. He will not see those that fear him, and serve him faithfully, want any good thing. When we receive creature-comforts, we must acknowledge that we receive them from God, and that we are unworthy to receive them; that we owe them all, and all the comfort we have in them, to the mediation of Christ, by whom the curse is taken away. The blessing of Christ will make a little go a great way. He fills every hungry soul, abundantly satisfies it with the goodness of his house. Here were fragments taken up: in our Father's house there is bread enough, and to spare. We are not straitened, nor stinted in Christ.
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