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

  • 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.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!

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