Matthew 15:35
New International Version
He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.

New Living Translation
So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground.

English Standard Version
And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground,

Berean Study Bible
And He directed the crowd to sit down on the ground.

Berean Literal Bible
And having commanded the crowds to sit down on the ground,

New American Standard Bible
And He directed the people to sit down on the ground;

King James Bible
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,

Contemporary English Version
After Jesus had told the people to sit down,

Good News Translation
So Jesus ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,

International Standard Version
Ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground,

NET Bible
After instructing the crowd to sit down on the ground,

New Heart English Bible
He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he ordered the crowd to sit for a meal on the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.

New American Standard 1977
And He directed the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

American King James Version
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

American Standard Version
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And he commanded the crowds to lie down on the ground;

English Revised Version
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded the multitude to sit on the ground.

Weymouth New Testament
So He bade all the people sit down on the ground,

World English Bible
He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Young's Literal Translation
And he commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the ground,
Study Bible
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
34“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.” 35And He directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36Taking the seven loaves and the fish, He gave thanks and broke them. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:34
"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."

Matthew 15:36
Taking the seven loaves and the fish, He gave thanks and broke them. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Treasury of Scripture

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

to sit.

Matthew 14:19
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Mark 6:39,40
And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass…

Luke 9:14-16
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company…







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He directed
παραγγείλας (parangeilas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3853: To notify, command, charge, entreat solemnly. From para and the base of aggelos; to transmit a message, i.e. to enjoin.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowd
ὄχλῳ (ochlō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

to sit down
ἀναπεσεῖν (anapesein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 377: From ana and pipto; to fall back, i.e. Lie down, lean back.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ground.
γῆν (gēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
(35) He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.--Probably, with the same orderly precision as before, by hundreds and by fifties, the women and children, as we learn from Matthew 15:38, being in this instance also grouped together apart from the men.

Verse 35. - To sit down (ἀναπεσεῖν) on the ground. At this time there was not "much grass in the place," the season being no longer early spring. Their seat was the bare ground, their meal of the plainest character. He who as man had pitied them was now feeding them as God, yet not with luxuries or dainties, but with food sufficient for their needs. 15:29-39 Whatever our case is, the only way to find ease and relief, is to lay it at Christ's feet, to submit it to him, and refer it to his disposal. Those who would have spiritual healing from Christ, must be ruled as he pleases. See what work sin has made; what various diseases human bodies are subject to. Here were such diseases as fancy could neither guess the cause nor the cure of, yet these were subject to the command of Christ. The spiritual cures that Christ works are wonderful. When blind souls are made to see by faith, the dumb to speak in prayer, the maimed and the lame to walk in holy obedience, it is to be wondered at. His power was also shown to the multitude, in the plentiful provision he made for them: the manner is much the same as before. All did eat, and were filled. Those whom Christ feeds, he fills. With Christ there is bread enough, and to spare; supplies of grace for more than seek it, and for those that seek for more. Christ sent away the people. Though he had fed them twice, they must not look for miracles to find their daily bread. Let them go home to their callings and their own tables. Lord, increase our faith, and pardon our unbelief, teaching us to live upon thy fulness and bounty, for all things pertaining to this life, and that which is to come.
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