I have pity and sympathy for the people and My heart goes out to them, for they have been with Me now three days and have nothing to eat;
And if I send them away to their homes hungry, they will be feeble through exhaustion and faint along the road; and some of them have come a long way.
And His disciples replied to Him, How can anyone fill and satisfy with loaves of bread here in desolate and uninhabited region?
And He asked them, How many loaves have you? They said, Seven.
And He commanded the multitude to recline upon the ground, and He took the seven loaves and, having given thanks, He broke them and kept on giving them to His disciples to put before , and they placed them before the crowd.
And they had a few small fish; and when He had Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.praised God and given thanks and asked Him to bless them , He ordered that these also should be set before .
And they ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
And there were about 4,000 people. And He dismissed them,
And at once He got into the boat with His disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha (or Magdala).
The Pharisees came and began to argue with and question Him, demanding from Him a sign (an attesting miracle from heaven) to test Him.
And He groaned and sighed deeply in His spirit and said, Why does this generation demand a sign? Positively I say to you, no sign shall be given this generation.
And He went away and left them and, getting into the boat again, He departed to the other side.
Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
And Jesus charged and admonished them, saying, Look out; keep on your guard and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod Some ancient manuscripts add ``and the Herodians."and the Herodians.
And they discussed it and reasoned with one another, It is because we have no bread.
And being aware , Jesus said to them, Why are you reasoning and saying it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet discern or understand? Are your hearts in hardness?
Having eyes, do you not see , and having ears, do you not hear and perceive and understand the sense of what is said? And do you not remember?
When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They said to Him, Twelve.
And the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? And they said to Him, Seven.
And He W. Robertson Nicoll, ed., The Expositor's Greek New Testament.kept repeating, Do you not yet understand?
And they came to Bethsaida. And brought to Him a blind man and begged Him to touch him.
And He William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.caught the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands upon him, He asked him, Do you see anything?
And he looked up and said, I see people, but like trees, walking.
Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently , and he was restored and saw everything distinctly .
And He sent him away to his house, telling , Do not enter the village Some manuscripts add this phrase.or tell anyone there.
And Jesus went on with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, Who do people say that I am?
And they answered , John the Baptist; and others , Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.
And He asked them, But who do you yourselves say that I am? Peter replied to Him, You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
And He charged them sharply to tell no one about Him.
And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must of necessity suffer many things and be tested and disapproved and rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days rise again .
And He said this freely (frankly, plainly, and explicitly, making it unmistakable). And Peter took Him Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.by the hand and led Him aside and then began to rebuke Him.
But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Get behind Me, Satan! For you do not have a mind Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.intent on promoting what God wills, but what pleases men .
And Jesus called the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.with Me .
For whoever wants to save his life, will lose it ; and whoever gives up his life for My sake and the Gospel's will save it .
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life ?
For what can a man give as an exchange (Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his life ?
For whoever A.T. Robertson, Word Pictures.is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels.
Summary: To show that GOD called us not to believe only but to suffer for His Name's sake and if we try to avoid or save ourselves from trials, persecutions and sufferings here on earth, we will not be saved (advance) in our spiritual life.
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