New International Version
"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We have here but five loaves and two fishes - When we are deeply conscious of our own necessities, we shall be led to depend on Jesus with a firmer faith. God often permits his servants to be brought low, that they may have repeated opportunities of proving the kindness and mercy of their gracious Lord and Master.
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"Bring them hither to Me" (Matt. xiv. 18). Why have ye not received all the fulness of the Holy Spirit? And how may we be anointed with "the rest of the oil?" The greatest need is to make room when God makes it. Look around you at your situation. Are you not encompassed with needs at this very moment, and almost overwhelmed with difficulties, trials and emergencies? These are all divinely provided vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill, and if you would but rightly understand their meaning, they would …
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Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
"Bring them here to me," he said.
Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
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