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44 Altogether, five thousand families[a] were fed that day!

Jesus Walks on Water

45 After everyone had their meal, Jesus instructed his disciples to get back into the boat and go on ahead of him and sail to the other side to Bethsaida.[b] 46 So he dispersed the crowd, said good-bye to his disciples, then slipped away to pray on the mountain.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 6:44 Or “five thousand men.” There were women and children present as well, but it would have not been common for women and children to come by themselves. These five thousand men represented their households. This miracle is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels.
  2. Mark 6:45 This is Beit-Tside, which in Aramaic and Hebrew is “the fishing place.”

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