6:38 He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five – and two fish.” 6:39 Then he directed them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 6:40 So they reclined in groups of hundreds and fifties. 6:41 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. He 1 gave them to his 2 disciples to serve the people, and he divided the two fish among them all. 6:42 They all ate and were satisfied, 6:43 and they picked up the broken pieces and fish that were left over, twelve baskets full. 6:44 Now 3 there were five thousand men 4 who ate the bread. 5
1 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
2 tc ‡ Most
tn Grk “the disciples”; the Greek article has been translated here as a possessive pronoun (ExSyn 215).
3 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate a somewhat parenthetical remark by the author.
5 tc Many good