Mark 6:40
New International Version
So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

New Living Translation
So they sat down in groups of fifty or a hundred.

English Standard Version
So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.

Berean Study Bible
So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

Berean Literal Bible
And they sat down groups by groups, by hundreds and by fifties.

New American Standard Bible
They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.

King James Bible
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Christian Standard Bible
So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

Contemporary English Version
They sat down in groups of 100 and groups of 50.

Good News Translation
So the people sat down in rows, in groups of a hundred and groups of fifty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they sat down in ranks of hundreds and fifties.

International Standard Version
So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

NET Bible
So they reclined in groups of hundreds and fifties.

New Heart English Bible
They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were seated by hundreds and by 50's.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

New American Standard 1977
And they reclined in companies of hundreds and of fifties.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

King James 2000 Bible
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

American King James Version
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

American Standard Version
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties.

English Revised Version
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Weymouth New Testament
And they sat down in rows of hundreds and of fifties.

World English Bible
They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

Young's Literal Translation
and they sat down in squares, by hundreds, and by fifties.
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
39Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus spoke a blessing and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And He divided the two fish among them all.…
Cross References
Mark 6:39
Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.

Mark 6:41
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus spoke a blessing and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And He divided the two fish among them all.

Treasury of Scripture

And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

by hundreds.

Luke 9:14,15
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company…







Lexicon
So
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they sat down
ἀνέπεσαν (anepesan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 377: From ana and pipto; to fall back, i.e. Lie down, lean back.

in groups
πρασιαὶ (prasiai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4237: A company formed into divisions (like garden-beds). Perhaps from prason; a garden plot, i.e. a row.

of
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

hundreds
ἑκατὸν (hekaton)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1540: One hundred. Of uncertain affinity; a hundred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

fifties.
πεντήκοντα (pentēkonta)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4004: Fifty. Multiplicative of pente; fifty.
(40) In ranks.--The primary meaning of the Greek word is "a bed of flowers or herbs," and it comes in here effectively, with the same distributive reduplication as in the last verse, to paint the whole scene to the mind's eye.

Verse 40. - And they sat down in ranks (ἀνέπεσον πρασιαὶ πρασιαὶ); literally, they reclined. The Greek word πρασια means "a garden plot" or "bed," literally, a bed of leeks. They were disposed symmetrically. Probably the English word "ranks" expresses the meaning as clearly as any could do. This arrangement was probably made, partly that the numbers might be better known, partly that all things might be done in an orderly manner, and that each might have his portion. St. Matthew's account (Matthew 14:21) seems to imply that the "men" were separated from the "women and children." 6:30-44 Let not ministers do any thing or teach any thing, but what they are willing should be told to their Lord. Christ notices the frights of some, and the toils of others of his disciples, and provides rest for those that are tired, and refuge for those that are terrified. The people sought the spiritual food of Christ's word, and then he took care that they should not want bodily food. If Christ and his disciples put up with mean things, surely we may. And this miracle shows that Christ came into the world, not only to restore, but to preserve and nourish spiritual life; in him there is enough for all that come. None are sent empty away from Christ but those who come to him full of themselves. Though Christ had bread enough at command, he teaches us not to waste any of God's bounties, remembering how many are in want. We may, some time, need the fragments that we now throw away.
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