Matthew 15:34
New International Version
"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."

New Living Translation
Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” They replied, “Seven loaves, and a few small fish.”

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

Berean Study Bible
“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus says to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

King James Bible
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

New King James Version
Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

NASB 1995
And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

NASB 1977
And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

Amplified Bible
And Jesus asked them, “How many loaves [of bread] do you have?” They replied, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

Christian Standard Bible
“How many loaves do you have? ” Jesus asked them. “Seven,” they said, “and a few small fish.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked them." Seven," they said, "and a few small fish."

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said to him, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? But they said: Seven, and a few little fishes.

English Revised Version
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes.

Good News Translation
"How much bread do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven loaves," they answered, "and a few small fish."

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

International Standard Version
Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus says to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fishes.”

NET Bible
Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They replied, "Seven--and a few small fish."

New Heart English Bible
Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Weymouth New Testament
"How many loaves have you?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they said, "and a few small fish."

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus saith to them, 'How many loaves have ye?' and they said, 'Seven, and a few little fishes.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
33The disciples replied, “Where in this desolate place could we find enough bread to feed such a large crowd?” 34“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.” 35And He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground.…

Cross References
Matthew 15:33
The disciples replied, "Where in this desolate place could we find enough bread to feed such a large crowd?"

Matthew 15:35
And He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground.

Matthew 16:10
Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?


Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus said to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

How.

Matthew 16:9,10
Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? …

few.

Luke 24:41,42
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? …

John 21:9,10
As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread…









(34) Seven, and a few little fishes.--The resemblance of the answer to that which had been given before is, at least, interesting as showing what was the provision habitually made by the travelling company of preachers for the supply of their daily wants. The few barley loaves and dried fishes, this was all their store, as they went from village to village, or passed days and nights on the hills of Galilee.

Verse 34. - How many loaves have ye? Jesus gives no formal answer to the apostles' hesitating question, but by a new interrogation leads them to expect his interposition. This was the prelude to the miracle. Seven, and a few little fishes. They de not add, as on the former occasion, "But what are they among so many?" They have learned something from what had previously occurred. Whether this little store was what remained of their own supplies, or whether it was all they could find among the multitude, does not appear. From the indeterminate mention of the fish, we should suppose the latter to have been the case, as they would probably have mentioned the number of the fishes had they been their own. There may have been some contempt implied in the diminutive ἰχθύδια, "little fishes," as though these were scarcely worthy of notice. Dried fish was a staple commodity in the region.

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
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

asked.
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.

“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.

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

a few
ὀλίγα (oliga)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3641: Puny; especially neuter somewhat.

small fish.”
ἰχθύδια (ichthydia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2485: A small fish. Diminutive from ichthus; a petty fish.


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