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Luke 9:16

    Luke 9:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took the five cakes of bread and the two fishes and, looking up to heaven, he said words of blessing over them, and when they had been broken, he gave them to the disciples to give to the people.

    Webster's Revision

    And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    World English Bible

    He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

    Definitions for Luke 9:16

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 9:16

    Then he took the five loaves - A minister of the Gospel, who is employed to feed souls, should imitate this conduct of Christ:

    1. He ought to exhort the people to hear with sedate and humble reverence.

    2. He should first take the bread of life himself, that he may be strengthened to feed others.

    3. He ought frequently to lift his soul to God, in order to draw down the Divine blessing on himself and his hearers.

    4. He should break the loaves - divide rightly the word of truth, and give to all such portions as are suited to their capacities and states.

    5. What he cannot perform himself, he should endeavor to effect by the ministry of others; employing every promising talent, for the edification of the whole, which he finds among the members of the Church of God. Under such a pastor, the flock of Christ will increase and multiply. See Quesnel.