New Living Translation
Then Jesus told the disciples to have the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
King James Bible
And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
Darby Bible Translation
And he ordered them to make them all sit down by companies on the green grass.
World English Bible
He commanded them that everyone should sit down in groups on the green grass.
Young's Literal Translation
And he commanded them to make all recline in companies upon the green grass,
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'And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31. And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33. And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On Attending the Church Service
The Epistle of Saint Jude.
"How much bread do you have?" he asked. "Go and find out." They came back and reported, "We have five loaves of bread and two fish."
So they sat down in groups of fifty or a hundred.
For there were about 5,000 men there. Jesus replied, "Tell them to sit down in groups of about fifty each."
"Tell everyone to sit down," Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.)
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