New International Version
Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
[And] Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place: the men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand.
World English Bible
Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in that place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said, 'Make the men to sit down;' and there was much grass in the place, the men then sat down, in number, as it were, five thousand,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was much grass in the place - Perhaps newly mown grass, or hay, is meant, (so the Vulgate faenum), and this circumstance marks out more particularly that the passover was at hand. In Palestine the grass is ready for mowing in March; and this miracle seems to have been wrought only a few days before the commencement of that festival: see John 6:4.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now. No wonder, since it was the spring, being near the passover; and, from the plenty of grass, it would be a place much more suitable to the purpose. This circumstance, says Dr. Paley, is plainly the remark of an eye-witness.
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It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims …
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The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
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