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Matthew 14:17

    Matthew 14:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they say to him, We have here but five cakes of bread and two fishes.

    Webster's Revision

    And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    World English Bible

    They told him, "We only have here five loaves and two fish."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:17

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:17

    We have here but five loaves ... - These loaves were in the possession of a lad, or young man, who was with them, and were made of barley, John 6:9

    It is possible that this lad was one in attendance on the apostles to carry their food, but it is most probable he was one who had provision to sell among the multitude. Barley was a cheap kind of food, scarcely one-third the value of wheat, and was much used by poor people. A considerable part of the food of the people in that region was probably fish, as they lived on the borders of a lake that abounded in fish.