Mark 8:5
New International Version
“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.

New Living Translation
Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” “Seven loaves,” they replied.

English Standard Version
And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.”

Berean Study Bible
“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.

Berean Literal Bible
And He was asking them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven."

King James Bible
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

New King James Version
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

New American Standard Bible
And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

NASB 1995
And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

NASB 1977
And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

Amplified Bible
He asked them, “How many loaves [of bread] do you have?” They said, “Seven.”

Christian Standard Bible
“How many loaves do you have? ” he asked them. “Seven,” they said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“How many loaves do you have?” He asked them.” Seven,” they said.

American Standard Version
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?, and they said, “Seven.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus asked them how much food they had. They replied, "Seven small loaves of bread."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven.

English Revised Version
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

Good News Translation
"How much bread do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven loaves," they answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They answered, "Seven."

International Standard Version
He asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" "Seven," they said.

Literal Standard Version
And He was questioning them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

NET Bible
He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They replied, "Seven."

New Heart English Bible
He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."

Weymouth New Testament
"How many loaves have you?" He asked. "Seven," they said.

World English Bible
He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."

Young's Literal Translation
And he was questioning them, 'How many loaves have ye?' and they said, 'Seven.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
4His disciples replied, “Where in this desolate place could anyone find enough bread to feed all these people?” 5“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied. 6And He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then He took the seven loaves, gave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And they distributed them to the crowd.…

Cross References
Mark 8:4
His disciples replied, "Where in this desolate place could anyone find enough bread to feed all these people?"

Mark 8:6
And He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then He took the seven loaves, gave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And they distributed them to the crowd.


Treasury of Scripture

And he asked them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven.

How.

Mark 6:38
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

Matthew 14:15-17
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals…

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









Verse 5. - The seven loaves and the few small fishes appear to have been the modest provision for our Lord and his disciples. As he often retired into the desert, they were no doubt accustomed to carry small supplies about with them, though poor and scanty. In the former miracle of the multiplying of the loaves (Mark 6:35), we find that their stock consisted of five loaves and two fishes. It was, of course, just as easy for our Lord to multiply the smaller quantity as the larger. But he chose so to order it that the original quantity of food, as well as the number requiring to be fed, should in each case be different, in order that it might be evident that they were different occasions, although the miracles were of the same kind.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“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.

do 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.

[Jesus] asked.
ἠρώτα (ērōta)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

“Seven,”
Ἑπτά (Hepta)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2033: Seven. A primary number; seven.

they replied.
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.


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