Matthew 15:35
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English Standard Version
And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground,

King James Bible
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

American Standard Version
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground.

English Revised Version
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded the multitude to sit on the ground.

Weymouth New Testament
So He bade all the people sit down on the ground,

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Vincent's Word Studies

On the ground (ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν)

Compare Mark 8:6. On the occasion of feeding the five thousand, the multitude sat down on the grass (ἐπὶ τοὺς χότρους), Matthew 14:19. It was then the month of flowers. Compare Mark 6:39, the green grass, and John 6:10, much grass. On the present occasion, several weeks later, the grass would be burnt up, so that they would sit on the ground.

Gave thanks

According to the Jewish ordinance, the head of the house was to speak the blessing only if he himself shared in the meal; yet if they who sat down to it were not merely guests, but his children or his household, then he might speak it, even if he himself did not partake.

Matthew 15:35 Parallel Commentaries

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to sit.

Matthew 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven...

*etc:

Mark 6:39,40 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass...

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...

John 6:10 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.

Cross References
Matthew 15:34
And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Matthew 15:36
he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

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