Mark 8:4
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New International Version
His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"

New Living Translation
His disciples replied, "How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?"

English Standard Version
And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?”

Berean Study Bible
His disciples replied, "Where in this desolate place could anyone find enough bread to feed all these people?"

Berean Literal Bible
And His disciples answered Him, "From where will anyone be able to satisfy these with bread, here in this desolate place?"

New American Standard Bible
And His disciples answered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?"

King James Bible
And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His disciples answered Him, "Where can anyone get enough bread here in this desolate place to fill these people?"

International Standard Version
His disciples answered him, "Where could anyone get enough bread to feed these people out here in the wilderness?"

NET Bible
His disciples answered him, "Where can someone get enough bread in this desolate place to satisfy these people?"

New Heart English Bible
His disciples answered him, "From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His disciples said to him, “From where here in the desert can a man supply enough bread for all of these?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His disciples asked him, "Where could anyone get enough bread to feed these people in this place where no one lives?"

New American Standard 1977
And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough to satisfy these men with bread here in a desolate place?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his disciples answered him, From where can anyone satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

King James 2000 Bible
And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the desert?

American King James Version
And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

American Standard Version
And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness?

Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to satisfy these with bread here in a desert place?

English Revised Version
And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?

Webster's Bible Translation
And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

Weymouth New Testament
"Where can we possibly get bread here in this remote place to satisfy such a crowd?" answered His disciples.

World English Bible
His disciples answered him, "From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?"

Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples answered him, 'Whence shall any one be able these here to feed with bread in a wilderness?'
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
3If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a great distance.” 4His disciples replied, “Where in this desolate place” could anyone find enough bread to feed all these people? 5“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.…
Cross References
Mark 8:3
If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a great distance."

Mark 8:5
"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
Treasury of Scripture

And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

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Mark 6:36,37,52 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and …

Numbers 11:21-23 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand …

2 Kings 4:42-44 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God …

2 Kings 7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, …

Psalm 78:19,20 Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in …

Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say to him, From where should we have so much bread …

John 6:7-9 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient …

(4) Satisfy.--The verb is the same as the "filled" of Mark 7:27.

Here in the wilderness.--The word here, as in Matthew 15:33, is not the one usually employed, and is abstract, not concrete, in its form, suggesting the idea, i.e., of "loneliness;" and through that, of a lonely place. It is used in a like sense in 2Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 11:38. Like many other abstract words, it seems to have tended to a concrete meaning; but there is always an appreciable shade of difference.

Verse 4. - Whence shall one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place? St. Matthew (Matthew 15:33) gives the question thus: "Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert place, as to fill so great a multitude?" The disciples, measuring the difficulty by human reason, thought that it was impossible to find so many loaves in the desert. But Christ in this necessity, when human resources fail, supplies Divine; and meanwhile the disciples' estimate of the impossibility illustrates the grandeur of the miracle. And his disciples answered him,.... The Syriac version renders it, "say unto him"; and the Persic and Ethiopic, "said unto him"; forgetting the late miracle of feeding five thousand with five loaves and two fishes, when they had now a less number, and more provisions:

from whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? from what place, and by what ways and means can it be thought, that such a quantity of bread can be got at any rate in a desert, as to satisfy so large a number of hungry men? See Gill on Matthew 15:33. 4. From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?—Though the question here is the same as when He fed the five thousand, they evidently now meant no more by it than that they had not the means of feeding the multitude; modestly leaving the Lord to decide what was to be done. And this will the more appear from His not now trying them, as before, by saying, "They need not depart, give ye them to eat"; but simply asking what they had, and then giving His directions.8:1-10 Our Lord Jesus encouraged the meanest to come to him for life and grace. Christ knows and considers our frames. The bounty of Christ is always ready; to show that, he repeated this miracle. His favours are renewed, as our wants and necessities are. And those need not fear want, who have Christ to live upon by faith, and do so with thanksgiving.
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