Matthew 15:33

“And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his disciples say vnto him, Whence should we haue so much bread in the wildernesse, as to fill so great a multitude?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The disciples *said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in {this} desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the disciples say to him, How may we get enough bread in a waste place, to give food to such a number of people?
- Basic English Bible

And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so many loaves in [the] wilderness as to satisfy so great a crowd?
- Darby Bible

And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to satisfy so great a multitude?
- Webster's Bible

Where can we, asked the disciples, "get bread enough in this remote place to satisfy so vast a multitude?"
- Weymouth Bible

The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?"
- World English Bible

And the disciplis seien to him, Wherof thanne so many looues among vs in desert, to fulfille so greet a puple?
- Wycliffe Bible

And his disciples say to him, `Whence to us, in a wilderness, so many loaves, as to fill so great a multitude?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:33


Mt 15:33 Whence should we get so much bread? This was not said in ignorance of the Lord's creative power, but probably to suggest the need of its exercise. They could not have forgotten the events narrated in Mt 14:15-21.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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