1After#Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17 this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee#Mk 1:16 (or Tiberias#Jn 6:23; 21:1). 2A huge crowd was following him because they saw the signs that he was performing by healing the sick. 3Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, a Jewish festival, was near. 5So when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward him,#Mk 1:45 he asked Philip,#Mk 3:18 “Where will we buy bread so that these people can eat?” 6He asked this to test him,#Ex 15:25 for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii#6:7 A denarius = one day’s wage#Mt 18:28 worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew,#Mt 4:18; 10:2; Mk 1:16,29; 3:18; 13:3; Lk 6:14; Jn 1:40,44; 12:22; Ac 1:13 Simon#Mt 16:17 Peter’s#Lk 6:14; Ac 10:32 brother, said to him, 9“There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish — but what are they for so many?” 10Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place; so they sat down. The men numbered about five thousand.#Mt 14:21 11Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks he distributed them to those who were seated — so also with the fish, as much as they wanted.#2Kg 4:42-44 12When they were full, he told his disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.”#Lk 15:4 13So they collected them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten. 14When the people saw the sign#6:14 Other mss read signs he had done, they said, “This truly is the Prophet#Dt 18:15 who is to come#Mt 11:3; Lk 7:19-20; Rm 5:14; Heb 10:37 into the world.”#Jn 18:37 15Therefore, when Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king,#Jn 19:21 he withdrew again to the mountain by himself. 16When#Mt 14:22-36; Mk 6:45-56 evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum.#Lk 10:15 Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them. 18A high wind arose, and the sea began to churn. 19After they had rowed about three or four miles,#6:19 Lit twenty-five or thirty stadia; one stadion = 600 feet they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they were afraid. 20But he said to them, “It is I.#6:20 Lit “I am#Ex 3:14; Ps 45:8; Jn 8:24 Don’t be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.