Matthew 14:16
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."

New Living Translation
But Jesus said, "That isn't necessary--you feed them."

English Standard Version
But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.”

Berean Study Bible
"They do not need to go away," Jesus replied. "You give them something to eat."

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus said to them, "They have no need to go away. You give to them something to eat."

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!"

King James Bible
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"They don't need to go away," Jesus told them. "You give them something to eat.""

International Standard Version
But Jesus told them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."

NET Bible
But he replied, "They don't need to go. You give them something to eat."

New Heart English Bible
But he said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, “It is not necessary for them to go. You give them to eat.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

King James 2000 Bible
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; you give them to eat.

American King James Version
But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give you them to eat.

American Standard Version
But Jesus said unto them, They have no need to go away; give ye them to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go: give you them to eat.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go: give ye them to eat.

English Revised Version
But Jesus said unto them, They have no need to go away; give ye them to eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

Weymouth New Testament
"They need not go away," replied Jesus; "you yourselves must give them something to eat."

World English Bible
But Jesus said to them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to them, 'They have no need to go away -- give ye them to eat.'
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
15When evening came, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds, so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16“They do not need to go away, Jesus replied. “You give them something to eat.” 17“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.…
Cross References
2 Kings 4:42
Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat."

Matthew 14:15
When evening came, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds, so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."

Matthew 14:17
"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
Treasury of Scripture

But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give you them to eat.

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

Job 31:16,17 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the …

Proverbs 11:24 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds …

Ecclesiastes 11:2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what …

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart …

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had …

2 Corinthians 8:2,3 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy …

2 Corinthians 9:7,8 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; …

Verse 16. - But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; they have no need to go away (Revised Version). Matthew only. The Lord takes up the expression. There is no need for them to move from this place, desert though it is. Give ye them to eat. Ye; emphatic, he throws upon his disciples the duty of feeding them, and, strange though the command seemed to them (cf. 2 Kings 4:43), they carried it out. But Jesus said unto them,.... the disciples,

they need not depart; meaning so long as he was with them, who had power enough to provide a sufficient meal for them, as well as by a word speaking, to heal their diseases; however, to try their faith, and make way for the working of the following miracle, he says to them,

give ye them to eat; such provisions as you have along with you. 14:13-21 When Christ and his word withdraw, it is best for us to follow, seeking the means of grace for our souls before any worldly advantages. The presence of Christ and his gospel, makes a desert not only tolerable, but desirable. This little supply of bread was increased by Christ's creating power, till the whole multitude were satisfied. In seeking the welfare of men's souls, we should have compassion on their bodies likewise. Let us also remember always to crave a blessing on our meals, and learn to avoid all waste, as frugality is the proper source of liberality. See in this miracle an emblem of the Bread of life, which came down from heaven to sustain our perishing souls. The provisions of Christ's gospel appear mean and scanty to the world, yet they satisfy all that feed on him in their hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
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