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John 6:5

    John 6:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come to him, he said to Philip, From where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Lifting up his eyes, Jesus saw a great number of people coming to where he was, and he said to Philip, Where may we get bread for all these people?

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?

    World English Bible

    Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to him, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?

    Definitions for John 6:5

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:5

    Saw a great company - See this miracle explained at large on Matthew 14:13 (note), etc.; Mark 6:31 (note), etc.; Luke 9:10 (note), etc. In speaking of the passovers, and various other matters, it does not appear that John follows any strict chronological order. From John 6:15, it appears that our Lord had come down from the mountain, and fed the multitudes in a plain at the foot of it.

    Saith unto Philip - This, with what follows, to the end of the seventh verse, is not mentioned by any of the other evangelists.

    Philip was probably the provider for the disciples, as Judas was the treasurer.

    Whence shall we buy bread - Instead of αγορασομεν, shall we buy, I should read αγορασωμεν, may we buy, which is the reading of ABDEHLS, Mt. VB, and many others. As Philip was of Bethsaida, John 1:44; John 12:21, he must have been much better acquainted with the country in which they then were than any other of the disciples.

    Wesley's Notes on John 6:5

    6:5 Jesus saith to Philip - Perhaps he had the care of providing victuals for the family of the apostles.
    Book: John