Seven loaves (Mt 15:34-15:34)

“Jesus asked them.

‘How many loaves have you?’

They said.


And a few small fish.’”


καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς Πόσους ἄρτους ἔχετε; οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά, καὶ ὀλίγα ἰχθύδια.


Mark, chapter 8:5, has a similar statement about the 7 loaves of bread.  Jesus asked his disciples (καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς) how many loaves of bread that they had (Πόσους ἄρτους ἔχετε).  They responded that they had 7 loaves (οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά) and a few small fish (καὶ ὀλίγα ἰχθύδια).  The earlier multiplication of bread in chapter 14:17 had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.

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