New International Version
He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered.
King James Bible
Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore says to them, Children, have ye anything to eat? They answered him, No.
World English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to eat?" They answered him, "No."
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus, therefore, saith to them, 'Lads, have ye any meat?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Children - Παιδια, a term of familiarity and affectionate kindness: it is the vocative case plural of παιδιον, which is the diminutive of παις, and literally signifies little children, or beloved children. How the margin has made sirs out of it I cannot conceive.
Any meat - Προσφαγιον from προς, besides, and φαγω, I eat; any thing that is eaten with bread, or such like solid substances, to make the deglutition the more easy: here it evidently means any kind of fish; and our Lord seems to have appeared at first in the character of a person who wished to purchase a part of what they had caught: see the note on John 6:9.
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Children. or, Sirs.
LibraryNovember 20. "The Disciple whom Jesus Loved Leaned on his Breast" (John xxi. 20).
"The disciple whom Jesus loved leaned on His breast" (John xxi. 20). An American gentleman once visited the saintly Albert Bengel. He was very desirous to hear him pray. So one night he lingered at his door, hoping to overhear his closing devotions. The rooms were adjoining and the doors ajar. The good man finished his studies, closed his books, knelt down for a moment and simply said: "Dear Lord Jesus, things are still the same between us," and then sweetly fell asleep. So close was his communion …
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As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food."
And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"
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