“In those days,
There was again
A great crowd
He said to them.”
Ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις πάλιν πολλοῦ ὄχλου ὄντος καὶ μὴ ἐχόντων τί φάγωσιν, προσκαλεσάμενος τοὺς μαθητὰς λέγει αὐτοῖς
This second multiplication of loaves is somewhat similar to the earlier first multiplication of loaves that feed over 5,000 people in Mark, chapter 6:33, Matthew, chapter 14:13, Luke, chapter 9:10, and John, chapter 6:1-2. Here, however, this second multiplication of loaves is only found in 2 of the 4 gospels, Matthew, chapter 15:32, and Mark. Matthew had a similar statement about the hungry crowd. Mark said that in those days (Ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις), there was again a great crowd (πάλιν πολλοῦ ὄχλου ὄντος) without anything to eat (καὶ μὴ ἐχόντων τί φάγωσιν). Thus, there was a discussion between Jesus and his disciples. He called his disciples and spoke to them (προσκαλεσάμενος τοὺς μαθητὰς λέγει αὐτοῖς).