Luke 9:14
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New International Version
(About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

King James Bible
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

Darby Bible Translation
for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties.

World English Bible
For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

Young's Literal Translation
for they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, 'Cause them to recline in companies, in each fifty;'

Luke 9:14 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Send the multitude away - See this miracle explained at large, on the parallel places, Matthew 14:15-21 (note); Mark 6:36-44 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Mark 8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke...

1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

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Self-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

September 15 Evening
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.--JAS. 1:8. No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.--Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.--What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ's Cross and Ours
'And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am I 19. They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, The Christ of God. 21. And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

'In the Holy Mount'
'And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31. Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 30, 31. The mysterious incident which is commonly called the Transfiguration contained three distinct portions, each having its own special significance and lesson. The first was that supernatural change in the face and garments of our Lord from which the whole incident derives its name. The second was the appearance by His
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Mark 6:39
Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.

Luke 9:13
He replied, "You give them something to eat." They answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish--unless we go and buy food for all this crowd."

Luke 9:15
The disciples did so, and everyone sat down.

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