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Matthew 14:15

    Matthew 14:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when evening had come, the disciples came to him, saying, This place is waste land, and the time is now past; send the people away so that they may go into the towns and get themselves food.

    Webster's Revision

    And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

    World English Bible

    When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, "This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

    Definitions for Matthew 14:15

    Victuals - Food; sustenance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:15

    Send the multitude away, that they may go - and buy - The disciples of Christ are solicitous for the people's temporal as well a spiritual welfare: and he is not worthy to be called a minister of Christ, who dues not endeavor to promote both to the uttermost of his power. The preaching of Christ must have been accompanied with uncommon power to these people's souls, to have induced them to leave their homes to follow him from village to village, for they could never hear enough; and to neglect to make use of any means for the support of their lives, so that they might still have the privilege of hearing him. When a soul is either well replenished with the bread of life, or hungry after it, the necessities of the body are, for the time, little regarded.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:15

    The time is now past - That is, the day is passing away; it is near night, and it is proper to make some provision for the temporal wants of so many.

    Perhaps it may mean it was past the usual time for refreshment.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 14:15

    14:15 The time is now past - The usual meal time. Mark 6:35; Luke 9:12.