Mark 6:38
New International Version
“How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

New Living Translation
“How much bread do you have?” he asked. “Go and find out.” They came back and reported, “We have five loaves of bread and two fish.”

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”

Berean Study Bible
“Go and see how many loaves you have,” He told them. And after checking, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go, see." And having known, they say, "Five, and two fish."

King James Bible
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

New King James Version
But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”

New American Standard Bible
But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”

NASB 1995
And He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”

NASB 1977
And He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five and two fish.”

Amplified Bible
He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five [loaves], and two fish.”

Christian Standard Bible
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” When they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look.” When they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”

American Standard Version
And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and'see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “Go see how many loaves you have here.” When they looked, they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish.”

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus said, "How much bread do you have? Go and see!" They found out and answered, "We have five small loaves of bread and two fish."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes

English Revised Version
And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

Good News Translation
So Jesus asked them, "How much bread do you have? Go and see." When they found out, they told him, "Five loaves and also two fish."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." When they found out, they told him, "Five loaves of bread and two fish."

International Standard Version
He asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see." They found out and told him, "Five loaves and two fish."

Literal Standard Version
And He says to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see”; and having known, they say, “Five, and two fishes.”

NET Bible
He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five--and two fish."

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go see." When they knew, they said, "Five, and two fish."

Weymouth New Testament
"How many loaves have you?" He inquired; "go and see." So they found out, and said, "Five; and a couple of fish."

World English Bible
He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go see." When they knew, they said, "Five, and two fish."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to them, 'How many loaves have ye? go and see;' and having known, they say, 'Five, and two fishes.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
37But Jesus told them, “You give them something to eat.” They asked Him, “Should we go out and spend two hundred denarii to give all of them bread to eat?” 38“Go and see how many loaves you have,” He told them. And after checking, they said, “Five— and two fish.” 39Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.…

Cross References
Matthew 14:17
"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.

Mark 6:37
But Jesus told them, "You give them something to eat." They asked Him, "Should we go out and spend two hundred denarii to give all of them bread to eat?"

Mark 6:39
Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.


Treasury of Scripture

He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

Mark 8:5
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

Matthew 14:17,18
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes…

Matthew 15:34
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.









Verse 38. - Five (loaves), and two fishes. St. John tells us (John 6:9) that the loaves were of barley, and that the fishes were small (ὀψάρια); St. Mark says δύο ἰχθύας. Barley bread was considered an inferior and homely kind of food, very inferior to bread made of wheat flour. The comparative value of the two kinds of bread is given in Revelation 6:6. "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny." The psalmist alludes to the greater excellence of wheat flour: "He would have fed them also with the finest wheat flour" (Psalm 81:16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“Go
ὑπάγετε (hypagete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

[and] see
ἴδετε (idete)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

how many
Πόσους (Posous)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4214: How much, how great, how many. From an absolute pos and hos; interrogative pronoun how much (plural) many).

loaves
ἄρτους (artous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.

you have,”
ἔχετε (echete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

He told
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

after checking
γνόντες (gnontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

they said,
λέγουσιν (legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Five,
Πέντε (Pente)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

fish.”
ἰχθύας (ichthyas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2486: A fish. Of uncertain affinity; a fish.


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