Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, I have pity and sympathy and am deeply moved for the crowd, because they have been with Me now three days and they have nothing [at all left] to eat; and I am not willing to send them away hungry, lest they faint or become exhausted on the way.
And the disciples said to Him, Where are we to get bread sufficient to feed so great a crowd in this isolated and desert place?
And Jesus asked them, How many loaves of bread do you have? They replied, Seven, and a few small fish.
He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up seven [ large provision] baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.
Those who ate were 4,000 men, not including the women and the children.
Then He dismissed the crowds, got into the boat, and went to the district of Magadan.