Matthew Chapter 14- Part 2
5000+ fed miraculously by Jesus (Miracle of the five loaves and two fish)- Read (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:32-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-13)
The feeding of the 5000+ and the resurrection are the only two miracles that are mentioned in all 4 Gospels.
When Jesus heard that John the Baptist was beheaded, he withdrew to a deserted place with his disciples, but the crowds followed him because of the signs he was doing among them. When Jesus saw the crowds, he was moved with compassion and healed the sick. His disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
There are slight variations to this event as written in the 4 Gospels. John writes...Jesus, seeing a great multitude coming towards him, said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these people may eat? He said this to test him, for he knew what he would do. Philip answered "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little." Andrew said to him, "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?" Jesus said, "Bring them here to Me."
Jesus told the people to sit down on the grass and then he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke the loaves and gave it to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. They all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.