Luke 9:14-15, MSG: (There were more than five thousand people in the crowd.) But he went ahead and directed his disciples, “Sit them down in groups of about fifty.”
Luke 9:16, MSG: He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread and fish to the disciples to hand out to the crowd.
Luke 9:12,13b-14 MSG: As the day declined, the Twelve said, “Dismiss the crowd so they can go to the farms or villages around here and get a room for the night and a bite to eat. We’re out in the middle of nowhere.” They said, “We couldn’t scrape up more than five loaves of bread and a couple of fish unless, of course, you want us to go to town ourselves and buy food for everybody.” (There were more than five thousand people in the crowd.)
Luke 9:13, MSG: “You feed them,” Jesus said.
Luke 9:15, MSG: They did what he said, and soon had everyone seated.