New Living Translation
But Jesus said, "That isn't necessary--you feed them."
King James Bible
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go: give ye them to eat.
World English Bible
But Jesus said to them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to them, 'They have no need to go away -- give ye them to eat.'
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LibraryAgain on Matt. xiv. 25: of the Lord Walking on the Waves of the Sea, and of Peter Tottering.
1. The Gospel which has just been read touching the Lord Christ, who walked on the waters of the sea;  and the Apostle Peter, who as he was walking, tottered through fear, and sinking in distrust, rose again by confession, gives us to understand that the sea is the present world, and the Apostle Peter the type of the One Church. For Peter in the order of Apostles first, and in the love of Christ most forward, answers oftentimes alone for all the rest. Again, when the Lord Jesus Christ asked, …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiv. 24, "But the Boat was Now in the Midst of the Sea, Distressed by the Waves. "
Mr. Fearing Comforted
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
2 Kings 4:42
One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, "Give it to the people so they can eat."
That evening 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 food for themselves."
"But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!" they answered.
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