John 6:10
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English Standard Version
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number.

King James Bible
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

American Standard Version
Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jesus said: Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. The men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand.

English Revised Version
Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. (Now there was much grass in the place.) So the men sat down in number about five thousand.

Weymouth New Testament
"Make the people sit down," said Jesus. The ground was covered with thick grass; so they sat down, the adult men numbering about 5,000.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Sit down (ἀναπεσεῖν)

Literally, recline.

Grass (χόρτος)

Originally an enclosure. Thus Homer speaks of Peleus offering a sacrifice, αὐλῆς ἐν χόρτῳ, in the enclosure of the court ("Iliad," xi., 774). Hence a feeding-place, and so grass, provender. The sense is merely that of our abstract pasture. Matthew and Mark mention the grass, Mark with the epithet green. Wyc., hay.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Matthew 14:18,19 He said, Bring them here to me...

Matthew 15:35,36 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground...

Mark 6:39-41 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass...

Mark 8:6,7 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke...

Luke 9:14-16 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company...

Now. No wonder, since it was the spring, being near the passover; and, from the plenty of grass, it would be a place much more suitable to the purpose. This circumstance, says Dr. Paley, is plainly the remark of an eye-witness.

Cross References
Matthew 14:21
And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Mark 6:39
Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass.

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