1 After these things, Jesus traveled across the sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude was following him, for they saw the signs that he was accomplishing toward those who were infirm.
3 Therefore, Jesus went onto a mountain, and he sat down there with his disciples.
4 Now the Passover, the feast day of the Jews, was near.
5 And so, when Jesus had lifted up his eyes and had seen that a very great multitude came to him, he said to Philip, "From where should we buy bread, so that these may eat?"
6 But he said this to test him. For he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii of bread would not be sufficient for each of them to receive even a little."
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him:
9 "There is a certain boy here, who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are these among so many?"
10 Then Jesus said, "Have the men sit down to eat." Now, there was much grass in that place. And so the men, in number about five thousand, sat down to eat.
11 Therefore, Jesus took the bread, and when he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were sitting down to eat; similarly also, from the fish, as much as they wanted.
12 Then, when they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather the fragments that are left over, lest they be lost."
13 And so they gathered, and they filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which were left over from those who had eaten.
14 Therefore, those men, when they had seen that Jesus had accomplished a sign, they said, "Truly, this one is the Prophet who is to come into the world."
15 And so, when he realized that they were going to come and take him away and make him king, Jesus fled back to the mountain, by himself alone.
34 But someone in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law honored by all the people, rose up and ordered the men to be put outside briefly.
35 And he said to them: "Men of Israel, you should be careful in your intentions about these men.
36 For before these days, Theudas stepped forward, asserting himself to be someone, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined with him. But he was killed, and all who believed in him were scattered, and they were reduced to nothing.
37 After this one, Judas the Galilean stepped forward, in the days of the enrollment, and he turned the people toward himself. But he also perished, and all of them, as many as had joined with him, were dispersed.
38 And now therefore, I say to you, withdraw from these men and leave them alone. For if this counsel or work is of men, it will be broken.
39 Yet truly, if it is of God, you will not be able to break it, and perhaps you might be found to have fought against God." And they agreed with him.
40 And calling in the Apostles, having beaten them, they warned them not to speak at all in the name of Jesus. And they dismissed them.
41 And indeed, they went forth from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to suffer insult on behalf of the name of Jesus.
42 And every day, in the temple and among the houses, they did not cease to teach and to evangelize Christ Jesus.
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