10æWhen the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11æbut the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
12æLate in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, äóìSend the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.äó
13æHe replied, äóìYou give them something to eat.äó
They answered, äóìWe have only five loaves of bread and two fishäóîunless we go and buy food for all this crowd.äó 14æ(About five thousand men were there.)
But he said to his disciples, äóìHave them sit down in groups of about fifty each.äó 15æThe disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16æTaking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17æThey all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.