John 6:12
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New International Version
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."

King James Bible
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Darby Bible Translation
And when they had been filled, he says to his disciples, Gather together the fragments which are over and above, that nothing may be lost.

World English Bible
When they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, that nothing be lost."

Young's Literal Translation
And when they were filled, he saith to his disciples, 'Gather together the broken pieces that are over, that nothing may be lost;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Gather up the fragments - "Great will be the punishment of those who waste the crumbs of food, scatter seed, and neglect the law." Synops Sohar. Among the Jews the פאה peah, or residue after a meal, was the property of the servitors.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they.

Nehemiah 9:25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells dig, vineyards, and olive groves...

Matthew 14:20,21 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full...

Matthew 15:37,38 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full...

Mark 6:42-44 And they did all eat, and were filled...

Mark 8:8,9 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets...

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

that nothing.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared...

Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Luke 16:1 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

Library
May 9 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 21 Morning
Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--JOHN 6:37. It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.--I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.--I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22. "This is that Bread which came Down from Heaven" (John vi. 58).
"This is that bread which came down from heaven" (John vi. 58). We had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead; who delivereth us from so great a death, who doth deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us. This was the supernatural secret of Paul's life; he drew continually in his body from the strength of Christ, his Risen Head. The body which rose from Joseph's tomb was to him a physical reality and the inexhaustible
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Fourth Miracle in John's Gospel
And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.'--JOHN vi. 11. This narrative of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand is introduced into John's Gospel with singular abruptness. We read in the first verse of the chapter: 'After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee,' i.e. from the western to the eastern side. But the Evangelist does not tell
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Matthew 14:20
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

John 2:2
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

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