Matthew 14:21
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New International Version
The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

New Living Translation
About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!

English Standard Version
And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Berean Study Bible
About five thousand men were fed, in addition to women and children.

Berean Literal Bible
And those eating were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

New American Standard Bible
There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.

King James Bible
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now those who ate were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

International Standard Version
Now those who had eaten were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

NET Bible
Not counting women and children, there were about five thousand men who ate.

New Heart English Bible
Now those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those men who ate were 5,000, apart from the women and children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About five thousand men had eaten. (This number does not include the women and children who had eaten.)

New American Standard 1977
And there were about five thousand men who ate, aside from women and children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that had eaten were about five thousand men besides women and children.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

American King James Version
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

American Standard Version
And they that did eat were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the number of them that did eat, was five thousand men, besides women and children.

Darby Bible Translation
But those that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

English Revised Version
And they that did eat were about five thousand men, beside women an children.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Weymouth New Testament
Those who had eaten were about 5,000 adult men, without reckoning women and children.

World English Bible
Those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Young's Literal Translation
and those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
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. 22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:20
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Matthew 14:22
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

Mark 6:44
And there were five thousand men who ate the loaves.

John 6:10
"Have the people sit down," Jesus said. There was plenty of grass in that place, so the men sat down, about five thousand of them.
Treasury of Scripture

And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

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John 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in …

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2 Corinthians 9:8-11 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always …

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(21) Beside women and children.--St. Matthew is the only Evangelist who mentions their presence, but all the four use the word which emphasises the fact that all the five thousand were men. As the crowd had come in many cases from considerable distances, the women and children were probably few in number, were grouped together by themselves, and were not counted, so that the round number dwelt in men's minds without reference to them.

Verse 21. - And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. Only Matthew mentions the presence of other than men. We may assume that no great number of women and children were there; and this, considering the distance that most had been obliged to go (ver. 13), is what we should expect. "Observe here the diminutive παιδίων, little children, whom their mothers either carried in their arms or led by the hand" (Meyer). And they that had eaten were about five thousand men,.... The word "about", is omitted in the Vulgate Latin, in Munster's Hebrew Gospel, and in the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions, which expressly say there were so many. A large number indeed, to be fed with five loaves and two fishes!

besides women and children; who were not taken into the account, though they all ate, and were filled, it not being usual with the Jews to number their women; and who might be near as large a number as the men: for generally there is a very great concourse of the female sex, and of children, where anything extraordinary, or out of the way, is to be seen or heard; and of this sort was a large number of Christ's audience, who only came out of curiosity, or for one sinister end or another. 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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