|When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion
on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, 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 themselves
some food." Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them
something to eat." "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,"
they answered. "Bring them here to me," he said. And he directed the people
to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking
up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to
the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate
and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken
pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five
thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14; 14-21 (RSV)
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