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

New Living Translation
"But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!" they answered.

English Standard Version
They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”

New American Standard Bible
They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."

King James Bible
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we only have five loaves and two fish here," they said to Him.

International Standard Version
They told him, "We don't have anything here except five loaves of bread and two fish."

NET Bible
They said to him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they said to him, “There is nothing here with us but five loaves and two fish.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They told him, "All we have here are five loaves of bread and two fish."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said unto him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes.

King James 2000 Bible
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

American King James Version
And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

American Standard Version
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered him: We have not here, but five loaves, and two fishes.

Darby Bible Translation
But they say to him, We have not here save five loaves and two fishes.

English Revised Version
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Weymouth New Testament
"We have nothing here," they said, "but five loaves and a couple of fish."

World English Bible
They told him, "We only have here five loaves and two fish."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say to him, 'We have not here except five loaves, and two fishes.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - And they say unto him, We have here (ῶδε) but five loaves (Matthew 4:3, note), and two fishes (Matthew 7:9, note). St. Matthew omits the question, "Shall we go and buy?" etc., which comes in Mark and Luke, and essentially in John (ver. 5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they say unto him,.... In order to excuse themselves, and to show the impossibility of feeding such a large number of people;

we have here but five loaves; and these barley ones, coarse bread;

and two fishes; small ones, which were dried and salted, and fit for present eating; which they either brought along with them for their own refreshment, or rather, were brought thither by a boy to sell, as is usual where a great concourse of people are got together: these words seem to be spoken by Andrew, Simon Peter's brother; who added, "but what are they among so many?" see John 6:8 not thinking of the power of Christ, who was able to multiply, and make this provision a sufficiency for the whole company.



Matthew 14:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
16But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!" 17They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish." 18And He said, "Bring them here to Me."…
Cross References
Matthew 14:16
Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."

Matthew 14:18
"Bring them here to me," he said.

Matthew 16:9
Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?

John 6:9
"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
Treasury of Scripture

And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Matthew 15:33,34 And his disciples say to him, From where should we have so much bread …

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

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

Mark 6:37,38 He answered and said to them, Give you them to eat. And they say …

Mark 8:4,5 And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these …

Luke 9:13 But he said to them, Give you them to eat. And they said, We have …

John 6:5-9 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come …

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