Matthew 14:20
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New International Version
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

New Living Translation
They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers.

English Standard Version
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

Berean Study Bible
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Berean Literal Bible
And all ate and were satisfied, and they took up that being over and above of the fragments, twelve hand-baskets full.

New American Standard Bible
and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.

King James Bible
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets full of leftover pieces!

International Standard Version
All of them ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

NET Bible
They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, twelve baskets full.

New Heart English Bible
And they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they all ate and were satisfied and they collected the remainder of the fragments twelve baskets full.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of them ate as much as they wanted. When they picked up the leftover pieces, they filled twelve baskets.

New American Standard 1977
and they all ate, and were satisfied. And they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they all ate and were filled, and they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets full.

King James 2000 Bible
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

American King James Version
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

American Standard Version
And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up what remained, twelve full baskets of fragments.

Darby Bible Translation
And all ate and were filled, and they took up what was over and above of fragments twelve hand-baskets full.

English Revised Version
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

Weymouth New Testament
So all ate, and were fully satisfied. The broken portions that remained over they gathered up, filling twelve baskets.

World English Bible
They all ate, and were filled. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.

Young's Literal Translation
and they did all eat, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces twelve hand-baskets full;
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
19And He instructed the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He spoke a blessing. Then He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the people. 20They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21About five thousand men were fed, in addition to women and children.…
Cross References
2 Kings 4:6
When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped.

2 Kings 4:44
So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.

Matthew 14:21
About five thousand men were fed, in addition to women and children.

Matthew 15:37
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

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

Mark 6:43
and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.

Mark 8:8
The people ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Mark 8:19
When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces did you collect?" "Twelve," they answered.

Mark 8:20
"And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces did you collect?" "Seven," they said.

Luke 9:17
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
Treasury of Scripture

And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

were.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

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

Exodus 16:8,12 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the …

Leviticus 26:26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake …

1 Kings 17:12-16 And she said, As the LORD your God lives, I have not a cake, but …

2 Kings 4:43,44 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred …

Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of …

Ezekiel 4:14-16 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted…

Haggai 1:6 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not …

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 …

John 6:7,11 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient …

and they took.

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

Matthew 16:8-10 Which when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O you of little faith, …

2 Kings 4:1-7 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets …

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

Mark 8:8,9,16-21 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken …

John 6:12-14 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments …

(20) Twelve baskets full.--The basket here is the cophinus, a small basket carried in the hand, and often used by travellers to hold their food. So Juvenal (Sat. iii. 14) describes the Jews of Italy as travelling with "their cophinus and a wisp of hay," by way of pillow, as their only luggage. St. John records that the gathering was made by our Lord's express commands, "that nothing be lost." The marvellous display of creative power was not to supersede forethought, thrift, economy in the use of the gifts it had bestowed. It is probable, from the language of the disciples in Mark 6:37, and from John 13:29, that they were in the habit of distributing food to the poor in the villages and towns in which they preached, and the fragments were, we may believe, reserved for that use.

Verse 20. - And they did all eat, and were filled (ἐχορτάσθησαν, Matthew 5:6, note). And they. Undefined, but seen from Matthew 16:9; John 6:12, to have been the disciples. Took up of the fragments that remained; that which remained over of the broken pieces (Revised Version); i.e. of the pieces broken by our Lord for distribution (ver. 19). Twelve baskets full. The disciples personally lost nothing by the miracle (ver. 15, note), the provision basket that each always carried was now replenished. Baskets; "cofyns" (Wickliffe); κοφίνους (cf. Luke 9:17, note; and the Talmudic saying, "He that has bread in his basket is not like him that has not bread in his basket," Talm. Bab., 'Yoma,' 74b). And they did all eat,.... Christ and his twelve disciples, and the five thousand men, with the women and children, of the five loaves and two fishes; everyone had their portion,

and were filled; they were satisfied, they had a full meal, they had enough, and to spare; see 2 Chronicles 31:10 which the Targumist paraphrases thus.

"And Azariah said unto him, who was appointed chief over the house of Zadok, and said, from the time that they began to separate the offering, to bring it into the sanctuary of the Lord, , "we have eat and are filled", and have "left much"; for "the word of the Lord" hath blessed his people, and what is left, lo! it is this plenty of good.''

The Jews used not to reckon it a meal, unless a man was filled, and account it an ill sign, if nothing was left: but here was fulness, and more left than was first had; which was gathered up, either for the use of the poor, or reserved for after service; teaching us liberality to the needy, and frugality, not to waste that which is left.

And they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets full; according to the number of the disciples, every man had his basket full. It may be inquired, where they could have so many baskets in the wilderness? It is not likely, that everyone of the apostles had a basket with him; it is indeed not improbable, but that they might be furnished with them from some in the company, who might bring provisions with them, either for their own use, or to sell; see John 6:9 but perhaps the reason why they were so easily supplied with such a number of baskets in a desert place, might be a custom which the Jews (h) had of carrying baskets with hay and straw, in commemoration of what they did in Egypt; when they were obliged to carry bricks in baskets, and to go about and pick up straw in baskets to make bricks; hence the (i) Epigrammatist calls a "Jew", "cistifer", a "basket bearer", or "carrier"; and Juvenal (k) laughs at these people, as if all their household goods lay in a basket, and a little hay, or straw: it is said of R. Siraeon, that when he went to the school, , "he carried a basket" on his shoulders (l); the gloss suggests, it was to sit upon; but a basket is not very proper for a seat; very likely it was for the above reason: such a custom will account for it, how such a number of baskets could be come at in the wilderness.

(h) Nicholas de Lyra, in Psal. lxxxi. 6. (i) Nubere: nupsisti Gellia Cistifero. Martial. Epigram. 1. 5. Ephesians 17. (k) Judaeis: quorum Cophinus foenumque supellex. Juvenal. Satyr. 3. cum dedit ille locum, Cophino, foenoque relicto. ib. Satyr. 6. (l) T. Bab. Nedarim, fol. 49. 2.14:13-21 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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