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MATT. XIV. 13-21.

MARK VI.

LUKE IX.

JOHN VI. 1-14. 13 When Jesus 32 And they de- 10 –And he took 1 After these

heard of it, he parted into a them, and went things Jesus departed thence desert place' by aside privately went over the by ship into a ship privately. into a desert

sea of Galilee, desert place' a- 33 And the people placel belong- which is the part: and when saw them de- to the city call- sea of Tiberias. the people had parting, and ed Bethsaida. 2 And great heard thereof, many

knew 11 And the people, multitude folthey followed

him, and ran a- when they knew lowed him, behim on foot out foot thither out it, followed him: cause they saw of the cities. of all cities, and and he received

his

miracles outwent them, them, and spake which he did on and came togeunto them of

them that were ther unto him. the kingdom of 3 diseased. And 14 And Jesus went 34 And Jesus,

God, and heal

Jesus went up forth, and saw

when he came ed them that into mouna great multi

out, saw much had need of tain, and there tude, and was people, and was healing.

he sat with his moved with moved with

4 disciples. And compassion to- compassion to

the passover, a ward them, and ward them, be

feast of the he healed their cause they were

Jews, was nigh. sick. as sheep not

5 When

Jesus having a shep

then lifted up herd : and he

his eyes, and began to teach

great them many

company come 35 things. And

unto him, he 15 And when it when the day 12 And when the

was evening, his was now far day began to
disciples came
spent, his disci-

wear away, then to him, saying, ples came unto

camethetwelve, This is a desert him, and said, and said unto place, and the This is a desert him, Send the time is

place, and now multitude past; send the

the time is far way, that they saith unto Phimultitude a- 36 passed : send

may go into the lip, Whence way, that they

that towns and coun- shall we buy may go into the

they may go in- try round about, bread, that these villages, and to the country and lodge, and 6 may eat? And buy themselves round about, get victuals : for this he said to victuals. and into the we are here in

prove him; for villages, and a desert place.

he himself knew buy themselves

what he would bread: for they

7 do. Philip anhave nothing to

swered him, 16 But Jesus 37 eat. He answer- 13 But he said unto Two hundred

said unto them, ed and said unto then, Give ye pennyworth of They need not them, Give ye them to eat. bread is not sufdepart; give ye them to eat. And they said, ficient for them, them to eat. And they say We have

that every one Departed thence, &c. : probably with a view 2 This was the third passover during our Lord's to prevent the rising of the people on his behalf, ministry; but he did not this time go up to Jeruand also to have quiet coinmunications with his salem to keep the feast: the reason is assigned disciples after their return from their first preach-in John 7. 1. ing excursion.

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MATT. XIV.

MARK VI.

JOHN VI.

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LUKE IX. unto him, Shall more but five

of them may we go and buy loaves and two take little. two hundred fishes; except 8 One of his dispennyworth of

we should go ciples, Andrew, bread, and give and buy, meat Simon Peter's 38 them to eat? He

for all this peo

brother, saith saith unto them, ple.

9 unto him, There How many

is a lad here, loaves have ye?

which hath five go and

barley loaves, And when they

and two smalí 17 And they say knew, they say,

fishes: but what unto him, We Five, and two

are they among have here but 39 fishes. And 14 - And he said 10 so many? And five loaves, and he commanded to his disciples,

Jesus said, 18 two fishes. He them to make Make them sit Make the men said, Bring all sit down by down by fifties sit down. Now hither to companies upon in a company.

there was much 19 me. And he the green grass. 15 And they did so, grass

in the commanded the 40 And they sat and made them place.multitude to sit down in ranks,

all sit down. down on the by hundreds,

and by fifties. 41 And when he

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And grass, and took

had taken the 16 Then he took Jesus took the the five loaves, five loaves and the five loaves

loaves ;

and and the two fish- the two fishes, and the two fish- when he had es, and looking

he looked up es, and looking given thanks, he up to heaven, to heaven, and up to heaven, distributed to he blessed, and blessed, and he blessed them, disciples, brake, and gave

the and brake, and and the discithe loaves to his loaves, and gave

gave to the dis

ples to them disciples, and them to his dis- ciples to set be- that

set the disciples to ciples to set be- fore the multi- down; and likethe multitude. fore them; and tude.

wise of the fishthe two fishes di

es as much as vided he among

they would. 20 And they 42 them all. And 17 And they 12

When did all eat, and they did all eat,

and they were filled, were filled: and and were filled. were all filled : he said unto his they took up of 43 And they took and there was disciples, Gathe fragments up twelve bas

taken up of frag- ther up the fragthat remained kets full of the ents that

ments that retwelve baskets fragments, and mained to them main, that nofull. of the fishes, twelve baskets. thing be lost.

13 Therefore they

gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

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MATT. XIV.
MARK VI.
LUKE IX.

JOHN VI. 21 And they that 44 And they that 14 - For they were 10 -So the men had eaten were did eat of the about five thou

sat down, in about five thou- loaves were a

sand men.

number about sand men, be- bout five thou

five thousand. side women and sand men.

14 -Then those children.

men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that

prophet that should come into the world.1

$ 65. JESUS WALKS UPON THB WATER.–Night on the Sea of Galilee. Gennesareth, MATT. XIV. 22-36.

MARK VI. 45–56. 22 And straightway Jesus constrain- 45 And straightway he constrained?

ed his disciples to get into a ship, his disciples to get into the ship, and to

go

before him unto the other and to go to the other side before side, while he sent the multitudes unto Bethsaida,' while he sent away 23 away. And when he had sent the 46 the people. And when he had sent

multitudes away, he went up into a them away, he departed into a mountain apart to pray:

mountain to pray.

JOHN VI. 15—21. 15 When Jesus there

fore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he

departed again into a MATT. XIV.

MARK VI.

mountain himself aAnd when the even- 47 And when even was 16 lone. And when even

ing was come, he was come, the ship was in was now come, his dis24 there alone. But the the midst of the sea, ciples went down unto

ship was now in the and he alone on the 17 the sea, and entered inmidst of the sea, tossed 48 land. And he saw to a ship, and went with waves : for the them toiling in row- over the sea toward Ca

wind was contrary, ing; for the wind was pernaum. And it was 25 And in the fourth

contrary unto them : now dark, and Jesus watch of the night* Je- and about the fourth was not come to them. sus went unto them, watch of the night“ 18 And the sea arose by

walking on the sea. he cometh unto them, reason of a great wind 26 And when the disciples walking upon the sea, 19 that blew. So when 1 Deut. 18. 15.

multitudes follow in boats to Capernaum seeking ? Constrained: implying that the disciples were for Jesus, and find him there; John 6. 24, 25, 59. unwilling to go on the lake without their Master, It follows as a necessary conclusion, that Caperbecause it was now night, and perhaps because naum was on or near the plain of Gennesareth; they had some apprehension of the danger which most probably at its north-eastern extremity. For overtook them.

the topography of this region, see Bibl. Res. in 3 From the region of the northern Bethsaida or Palest. Ill. p. 238, sq.: comp. p. 282, sq. Julias, the disciples embark for Bethsaida of Ga- 4 Fourth watch of the night, i. e. about dawn, lilee, Mark 6. 45; or for Capernaum according to from three to six in the morning. Our Lord had John 6. 17. They land on the plain of Gennesa- spent the night in retirement and prayer. reth, Matt. 14. 34; Mark 6. 53. The next day the

MATT. XIV.

MARK VI.

JOHN VI.

were

saw him walking on and would have passed they had rowed about the sea, they were 49 by them. But when five and twenty or troubled, saying, It is they saw him walking thirty furlongs, they a spirit; and they upon the sea, they sup- see Jesus walking on

cried out for fear. 1 posed it had been a the sea, and drawing 27 But straightway Jesus spirit, and cried out:1 nigh unto the ship:

spake unto them, say- 50 for they all saw him, and they were afraid. ing, Be of good cheer; and

troubled. 20 But he saith unto it is I; be not afraid. And immediately he them, It is I; be not 28 And Peter answered talked with them, and afraid.

him and said, Lord, if saith unto them, Be of it be thou, bid me come good cheer: it is I; be

unto thee on the water. not afraid. 29 And he said, Come.

And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the

water, to go to Jesus, 30 But when he saw the

wind boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cried,

saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Je

sus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith,

wherefore didst thou 32 doubt? And when they 51 And he went up unto 21 Then they willingly

come into the them into the ship; and received him into the ship, the wind ceased. the wind ceased: and ship: and immediately 33 Then they that were they were sore amazed the ship was at the land

in the ship came and in themselves beyond whither they went. worshipped him, say- measure, and wonder- [See in $ 66.) ing, Of a truth thou 52 ed. For they consi

art the Son of God.? dered not the miracle of 34 And when they were the loaves : for their heart was hardened.

gone over, they came 53. And when they had passed over, they came

into the land of Gen- into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to 35 nesaret. And when 54 the shore. And when they were come out

the men of that place of the ship, straightway they knew him, had knowledge of him, 55 and ran through that whole region round they sent out into all about, and began to carry about in beds that country round a- those that were sick, where they heard he bout, and brought un- 56 was. And whithersoever he entered, into

to him all that were villages, or cities, or country, they laid the 36 diseased; and be- sick in the streets, and besought him that

sought him that they they might touch if it were but the border might only touch the of his garment: and as many as touched hem of his garment:

him were made whole. and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. (See in $ 67.]

were

* Comp. Luke 24. 37.

2 Psa. 2. 7; Luke 1. 36; Acts 13. 32, 33; Rom. 1. 4.

$ 66. OUR LORD'S DISCOURSE TO THE MULTITUDE IN THE SYNAGOGUE AT CAPERNAUM. MANY DISCIPLES TURN BACK. PETER'S PROFESSION OF FAITH.

Capernaum. .

JOHN VI. 22-71. VII. 1.

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22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the

sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his

disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the 23 boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; (howbeit there came

other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, 24 after that the Lord had given thanks :) when the people therefore saw that

Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came 25 to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found him on the

other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me,

not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and 27 were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat

which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto 28 you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What 29 shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and

said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then, that we may 31 see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in

the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven* to eat.5 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you

not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from 33 heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and 34 giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give 35 us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that

cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never 36 thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me 38 I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine 39 own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will

which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose no40 thing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of

him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on

him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day. 41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which 42 came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of

Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, 43 I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, 44 Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the

Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last 45 day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.

Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father,

Sealed, that is, sanctioned or accredited as the it was not sent, but a double quantity on the day Messiah, by such wonderful works as the feeding before (Ex. 16. 19—30). of the five thousand just before : see Acts 2. 22. 5 Comp. 1 Cor. 10. 3. 2 Comp. 1 John 3. 22, 23.

6 Giveth life to the world. Our Lord's language 3 Psa. 78. 24. Comp. Ex. 16. 15.

here and in verse 51, is clearly to be understood 4 Bread from heaven. The manna was so called not of the bread in the cucharist, (as many argue because of its miraculous supply. That the in support of the Popish notion of saving sacramanna in the wilderness was not a natural pro- mental efficacy,) but of the atonement which he duction, like what is now found in the East, is made in his own body on the tree by death. certain, because it corrupted if kept till morning, ? Isa. 54. 13. Comp. Jer. 31. 33, sq. except on the sabbath, and because on that day

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