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Religious Studies

2 Kings 4: 42-44 vs John 6: 1-15

2nd Kings 4:42-44

42 – A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing the man of God twenty barely loaves made from the first fruits, and fresh grain in the ear. “Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said.

43 – But his servant objected, “How can I set this before a hundred men?” “Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha insisted. “For thus says the LORD, ‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.'”

44 – And when they had eaten, there was some left over, as the LORD had said.

John 6: 1-15

1 – After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee (of Tiberias).

2 – A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.

3 – Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.

4 – The Jewish feast of Passover was near.

5 – When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”

6 – He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.

7 – Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages 5 worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little (bit).”

8 – One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,

9 – “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves 6 and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”

10 – Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.

11 – Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.

12 – When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”

13 – So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets 8 with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.

14 – When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.”

15 – Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.

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