Sunday, June 22, 2008
Quot panes habétis?
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis: Cum turba multa esset cum Jesu, nec habérernt quod manducárent, convocátis discípulis, alt illis: "Miséreor super turbam: quia ecce jam tríduo sústinent me, nec habent quod mandúcent: et si dimísero eos jejúnos in domum suam, deficíent in via: quidam enim ex eis de longe venérunt." Et respondérunt ei discípuli sui Unde illos quis potent hic saturáre pánibus in solitúdine? Et interrogávit eos: "Quot panes habétis?" Qui dixérunt: "Septem." Et præcépit turbæ discúmbere super terram. Et accípiens septem panes, grátias agens fregit, et dabat discápulis suis ut appónerent, et apposuérunt turbæ. Et habébant piscículos páucos: et ipsos benedíxit, et jussit appóni. Et manducavérunt, et saturáti sunt, et sustulérunt quod superáverat de fragméntis, septem sportas. Erant autem qui manducavérunt, quasi quátuor míllia et dimísit eos.
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At that time, when there was a great multitude with Jesus, and they had nothing to eat, calling His disciples together, He saith to them: "I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with Me three days, and have nothing to eat and if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way: for some of them came from afar off." And His disciples answered Him: "From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness?" And he asked them: "How many loaves have ye?" Who said: "Seven." And He commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, He broke and gave to His disciples to set before the people, And they had a few little fishes, and He blessed them, and commanded them to be set before' them. And they did eat, and were filled: and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets: and they that had eaten, were about four thousand: and He sent them away.