Jesus Feeds Five Thousand People

Chapter 28
John the Baptist killed

Some friends of John the Baptist came to Jesus and told Him that John had been killed. He had been killed because he had told the king to repent. Matt. 14:1–12

Many followed Jesus

When Jesus heard this, He went to a place near the Sea of Galilee to be alone. Many people knew He was there and went there, too, hoping that He would teach them. More than five thousand people went to hear Him. Matt. 14:13; Mark 6:44

Jesus taught them

After He had taught them, it was time to eat, and most of the people did not have any food. His disciples wanted the people to go to the villages, where they could buy food. Mark 6:36

They needed to eat

The Savior, however, told the disciples to see if anyone had brought food with them. They found a boy who had five loaves of bread and two small fish. Mark 6:37–38; John 6:9

Thousands fed with little food

Jesus told all the people to sit down. Then He blessed the bread and the fish and divided the fish and broke the bread into pieces. Mark 6:39–41

Enough for all

When the disciples gave the food to the people, there was more than enough for all of them! Mark 6:41–44

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann