Matthew 14:15
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English Standard Version
Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

King James Bible
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

American Standard Version
And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past: send away the multitudes, that going into the towns, they may buy themselves victuals.

English Revised Version
And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

Weymouth New Testament
But when evening was come, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is an uninhabited place, and the best of the day is now gone; send the people away to go into the villages and buy something to eat."

Matthew 14:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Desert (ἔρημος)

In the Greek order standing first as emphatic. The dominant thought of the disciples is remoteness from supplies of food. The first meaning of the word is solitary; from which develops the idea of void, bereft, barren.

Both meanings may well be included here. Note the two points of emphasis. The disciples say, Barren is the place. Christ answers, No need have they to go away.

Give (δότε)

The disciples had said, "Send them away to buy for themselves." Christ replies, Give ye.

Matthew 14:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his.

Mark 6:35,36 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed...

Luke 9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said to him, Send the multitude away...

send.

Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.

Mark 8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

Cross References
Matthew 14:13
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.

Matthew 14:14
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Matthew 14:16
But Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."

Luke 9:12
Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place."

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