Mark 6:40
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English Standard Version
So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.

King James Bible
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

American Standard Version
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

English Revised Version
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Weymouth New Testament
And they sat down in rows of hundreds and of fifties.

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Vincent's Word Studies

In ranks (πρασιαὶ πρασιαὶ)

Lit., like beds in a garden. The former adverb, by companies, describes the arrangement; this the color. The red, blue, and yellow clothing of the poorest orientals makes an Eastern crowd full of color; a fact which would appeal to Peter's eye, suggesting the appearance of flower-beds in a garden.

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by hundreds. It is generally supposed that they were so arranged as to be a hundred in rank, or depth, and fifty in front, or file; which would make the number just five thousand, and will reconcile this account with Luke's, who only speaks of their sitting down by fifties.

Luke 9:14,15 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company...

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

Mark 6:41
And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all.

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