The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
There were four thousand men who were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children.
Over four thousand people ate their fill at that meal.
And there were four thousand men who took food, together with women and children.
Those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.
Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
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1 tc ‡ Although most witnesses (B C L W Ë13 33 Ï f sys,p,h mae) read “women and children” instead of “children and women,” it is likely that the majority’s reading is a harmonization to Matt 14:21. “Children and women” is found in early and geographically widespread witnesses (e.g., א D [Θ Ë1] 579 lat syc sa bo), and has more compelling internal arguments on its side, suggesting that this is the original reading. NA27, however, agrees with the majority of witnesses.
2 tn Grk “And those eating were four thousand men, apart from children and women.”