New American Standard Bible
They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."
King James Bible
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
Darby Bible Translation
But they say to him, We have not here save five loaves and two fishes.
World English Bible
They told him, "We only have here five loaves and two fish."
Young's Literal Translation
And they say to him, 'We have not here except five loaves, and two fishes.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We have here but five loaves ... - These loaves were in the possession of a lad, or young man, who was with them, and were made of barley, John 6:9
It is possible that this lad was one in attendance on the apostles to carry their food, but it is most probable he was one who had provision to sell among the multitude. Barley was a cheap kind of food, scarcely one-third the value of wheat, and was much used by poor people. A considerable part of the food of the people in that region was probably fish, as they lived on the borders of a lake that abounded in fish.
LibraryPeter on the Waves
'And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.'--MATT. xiv. 28. We owe this account of an episode in the miracle of Christ's walking on the waters to Matthew alone. Singularly enough there is no reference to Peter's venturesomeness and failure in the Gospel which is generally believed to have been written under his special inspection and suggestion. Mark passes by that part of the narrative without a word. That may be because Peter was somewhat ashamed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Highway
Be of Good Cheer.
The Rationalistic Explanation.
But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!"
And He said, "Bring them here to Me."
"Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?
"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?"
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