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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
42

Mark 6:30-44
Matthew 14:13-21
Luke 9:10-17
John 6:1-13
Mark 6:45-46
Matthew 14:22-23
John 6:14-15
Mark 6:47-52
John 6:16-21
Matthew 14:24-33
Mark 6:53-56
Matthew 14:34-36

And the apostles gather together with Jesus,
and reported to him everything they did and taught.
And he says to them, "Come privately yourselves
into a deserted place and rest a little."
For many were coming and going,
and they had no opportunity to eat.
And they went away in the boat
into a deserted place privately.

And many saw them going and recognized them,
and they ran there on foot from all the towns
and came before them.
And going out he saw a large crowd,
and he had compassion on them,
for they were like a sheep having no shepherd,
and he began to teach them many things.

And already the hour becoming late,
his disciples approaching him said,
"This place is a desert and already the hour is late;
release them, so that going away
into the fields and villages around
they may buy themselves something they may eat."

But answering he said to them,
"You give them something to eat."

And they say to him, "Going away we may buy bread
for two hundred days' wages,
and shall we give them it to eat?"

And he says to them,
"How many loaves do you have? Go see."

And knowing they say, "Five, and two fish."

And he directed them all to sit down
group by group on the green grass.
And they sat down garden plot by garden plot
in hundreds and fifties.

And taking the five loaves and the two fish,
looking up into heaven he blessed and broke the loaves
and gave them to the disciples to set before them,
and he distributed the two fish to everyone.
And they all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up twelve baskets
full of pieces and from the fish,
and there were five thousand men eating the bread.
Mark 6:30-44

And Jesus having heard withdrew from there in a boat
into a deserted place privately;
and the crowds hearing followed him on foot from the towns.
And going out he saw a large crowd,
and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

And evening coming the disciples approached him, saying,
"The place is a desert and the hour has already passed;
therefore release the crowd,
so that going away into the villages
they may buy food for themselves."

But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away;
you give them something to eat."

But they say to him, "We have nothing here
except five loaves and two fish."

And he said, "Bring them to me here."
And having commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass,
taking the five loaves and the two fish,
looking up into heaven he blessed them,
and breaking them he gave the loaves to the disciples,
and the disciples to the crowds.

And all ate and were satisfied;
and they picked up the left-over pieces, twelve baskets full.
And about five thousand men were eating,
besides women and children.
Matthew 14:13-21

And having returned,
the apostles related to him what they did.
And taking them along
he withdrew privately into a town called Bethsaida.

And the crowds knowing followed him;
and welcoming them
he spoke to them about the sovereignty of God,
and those having need of healing he cured.

But the day began to decline;
and the twelve approaching said to him, "Release the crowd,
so that going into the villages and farms around
they may camp and find provisions,
because here we are in a deserted place."

But he said to them, "You give them something to eat."

And they said,
"We have no more than five loaves and two fish,
unless we may go buy food for all the people."
For there were about five thousand men.

But he said to his disciples,
"Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
And so they did, and they all sat down.
And taking the five loaves and the two fish,
looking up into heaven he blessed and broke them,
and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
And they all ate and were satisfied;
and twelve baskets of their left-over pieces were picked up.
Luke 9:10-17

After this Jesus went away
across the Sea of Galilee of Tiberias.
And a large crowd followed him,
because they saw the miracles
which he performed on the ailing.

And Jesus went up to a mountain,
and sat there with his disciples.
And it was near the Passover, the Jewish feast.

So lifting up his eyes
and seeing that a large crowd is coming toward him,
Jesus says to Philip, "Where may we buy bread
so that these may eat?"
But he said this testing him;
for he knew what he intended to do.

Philip answered him, "Two hundred days' wages of bread
are not enough for them so that each may take a little bit."

One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter,
says to him, "A boy is here
who has five barley loaves and two cooked fish;
but what are these among so many?"

Jesus said, "Have the people sit down."
And there was much grass in the place.
So the men sat down numbering about five thousand.

So Jesus took the loaves and having given thanks
gave it out to those sitting,
and as with the fish as much as they wished.

And when they were full, he tells his disciples,
"Gather the left-over pieces, so that nothing may be wasted."
So they gathered them, and filled twelve baskets of pieces
from the five barley loaves
which were left over by those who had eaten.
John 6:1-13

And immediately he made his disciples embark in a boat
and go ahead to the other side to Bethsaida,
while he released the crowd.
And saying goodby to them
he went away to the mountain to pray.
Mark 6:45-46

And immediately he made the disciples embark in the boat
and go ahead of him to the other side,
while he should release the crowds.
And having released the crowds
he went up on the mountain privately to pray.
And as evening came, he was there alone.
Matthew 14:22-23

Therefore the people seeing the miracle he performed said,
"This is truly the prophet who is coming into the world."
So Jesus knowing that they intended to come and seize him
so that they might make him king,
withdrew again to the mountain himself alone.
John 6:14-15

And evening coming on,
the boat was in the middle of the sea,
and he alone on the land.
And seeing them straining in the rowing,
for the wind was against them,
about the fourth watch of the night
he comes toward them walking on the sea;
and he wished to pass by them.

But seeing him walking on the sea
they thought that it was a phantom, and they cried out;
for all saw him and were disturbed.

But immediately he spoke with them,
and says to them, "Have courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased;
and in themselves they were extremely astounded;
for they did not understand about the loaves,
but their heart was hardened.
Mark 6:47-52

And as evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
and embarking in a boat went across the sea to Capernaum.
And already it had become dark,
and Jesus had not yet come to them,
and the sea was roused by a great wind blowing.

So having rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadiums
they see Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat,
and they were afraid.

But he says to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
Therefore they wished to take him into the boat,
and immediately the boat was at the land
to which they were going.
John 6:16-21

And the boat was already many stadiums away from the land,
harassed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
And in the fourth watch of the night
he came toward them walking on the sea.
And the disciples seeing him walking on the sea
were disturbed saying, "It is a phantom,"
and they cried out from fear.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them
saying, "Have courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

And answering him Peter said, "Lord, if it is you,
command me to come to you on the water."

And he said, "Come."
And going down from the boat Peter walked on the water
and came toward Jesus.

But looking at the wind he was afraid,
and beginning to sink he shouted saying, "Lord, save me."

And immediately Jesus holding out his hand caught him,
and says to him, "Little faith, why did you doubt?"

And as they went up into the boat, the wind ceased.
And the ones in the boat worshipped him
saying, "Truly you are God's son."
Matthew 14:24-33

And having crossed over to the land
they came to Gennesaret and anchored.
And as they came out of the boat,
immediately recognizing him
they ran around throughout that country
and began to carry around on stretchers those who were ill,
wherever they heard that he was.
And wherever he went into villages
or into towns or into farms,
in the marketplaces they put the ailing, and begged him
that they might touch even the fringe of his robe;
and as many as touched him were saved.
Mark 6:53-56

And having crossed over they came to the land at Gennesaret.
And recognizing him the men of that place
sent throughout that neighborhood,
and brought to him all those who were ill,
and they begged him that
they might only touch the fringe of his robe;
and as many as touched recovered.
Matthew 14:34-36


42. Feeding the Five Thousand Synthesis 42 * Interpretation 42
43. The Bread of Life Harmony 43 * Synthesis 43 * Interpretation 43