Mark 8:8
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New International Version
The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

King James Bible
So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

Darby Bible Translation
And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up of fragments that remained seven baskets.

World English Bible
They ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that were left over.

Young's Literal Translation
and they did eat and were filled, and they took up that which was over of broken pieces -- seven baskets;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they had a few small fishes - This is not noticed in the parallel place, Matthew 15:36.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and were. This was another incontestable miracle--four thousand men, besides women and children, (Mat.

Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

,) fed with seven loaves (or rather cakes) and a few small fishes! Here there must have been a manifest creation of substance--for, they all ate, and were filled.

Mark 15:19,20 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, and bowing their knees worshipped him...

Psalm 107:8,9 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Psalm 145:16 You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Matthew 16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?

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

John 6:11-13,27,32-35,47-58 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...

Revelation 7:16,17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat...

they took.

1 Kings 17:14-16 For thus said the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail...

2 Kings 4:2-7,42-44 And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? tell me, what have you in the house? And she said...

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The Religious Uses of Memory
'Do ye not remember!'--Mark viii. 18. The disciples had misunderstood our Lord's warning 'against the leaven of the Pharisees,' which they supposed to have been occasioned by their neglect to bring with them bread. Their blunder was like many others which they committed, but it seems to have singularly moved our Lord, who was usually so patient with His slow scholars. The swift rain of questions, like bullets rattling against a cuirass, of which my text is one, shows how much He was moved, if not
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christ's Cross, and Ours
'And Jesus went out, and His disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? 28. And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29. And He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto Him, Thou art the Christ. 30. And He charged them that they should tell no man of Him. 31. And He began to teach them, that the Son of Man must suffer many
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Final Controversies in Jerusalem
177. The early Christians were greatly interested in the teachings of Jesus and in his deeds, but they thought oftenest of the victory which by his resurrection he won out of seeming defeat. This is proved by the fact that of the first two gospels over one third, of Luke over one fifth, and of the fourth gospel nearly one half are devoted to the story of the passion and resurrection. This preponderance is not strange in view of the shock which the death of Jesus caused his disciples, and the new
Rush Rhees—The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

Prayer --The All-Important Essence of Earthly Worship
Where the spiritual consciousness is concerned--the department which asks the question and demands the evidence--no evidence is competent or relevant except such as is spiritual. Only that which is above matter and above logic can be heard, because the very question at issue is the existence and personality of a spiritual and supernatural God. Only the Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit. This must be done in a spiritual or supernatural way, or it cannot be done at all.--C.L. Chilton The
Edward M. Bounds—The Reality of Prayer

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.

Matthew 15:37
They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Mark 8:9
About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away,

Mark 8:20
"And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven."

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