New International Version
During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
King James Bible
In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
Darby Bible Translation
In those days, there being again a great crowd, and they having nothing that they could eat, having called his disciples to [him], he says to them,
World English Bible
In those days, when there was a very great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to himself, and said to them,
Young's Literal Translation
In those days the multitude being very great, and not having what they may eat, Jesus having called near his disciples, saith to them,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The multitude being very great - Or rather, There was again a great multitude. Instead of παμπολλου, very great, I read παλιν πολλου, again a great, which is the reading of BDGLM, fourteen others, all the Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Gothic, Vulgate, and Itala, and of many Evangelistaria. Griesbach approves of this reading. There had been such a multitude gathered together once before, who were fed in the same way. See Mark 6:34, etc.
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'Do ye not remember!'--Mark viii. 18. The disciples had misunderstood our Lord's warning 'against the leaven of the Pharisees,' which they supposed to have been occasioned by their neglect to bring with them bread. Their blunder was like many others which they committed, but it seems to have singularly moved our Lord, who was usually so patient with His slow scholars. The swift rain of questions, like bullets rattling against a cuirass, of which my text is one, shows how much He was moved, if not …
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Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way."
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."
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