Matthew 15:38

“And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they that did eat, were foure thousand men, beside women and children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there were four thousand men who took food, together with women and children.
- Basic English Bible

but they that ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
- Darby Bible

And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.
- Webster's Bible

Those who ate were 4,000 adult men, without reckoning women and children.
- Weymouth Bible

Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
- World English Bible

And thei that eten weren foure thousynde of men, with outen litle children and wymmen.
- Wycliffe Bible

and those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and children.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:38

Mt 15:38 Four thousand. Instead of 5,000, as in the former miracle (Mt 14:21).

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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