Mat 14:13-21. 16 you give them something to eat … 18 “Bring them here 

Imperative: Mat 14:13-21. 16 you give them something to eat … 18 “Bring them here

Mat 14:16 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.”

Mat 14:18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.”

Context: Mat 14:13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a lonely place apart. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.

Mat 14:14 As he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

Mat 14:15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

Mat 14:16 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.”

Mat 14:17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”

Mat 14:18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.”

Mat 14:19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Mat 14:20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

Mat 14:21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

GREEK VERBS:   

1325 [e]
dote
δότε
give
V-AMA-2P
846 [e]
autois
αὐτοῖς
to them
PPro-DM3P
4771 [e]
hymeis
ὑμεῖς
you
PPro-N2P
5315 [e]
phagein
φαγεῖν  .
to eat
V-ANA

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5342 [e]
Pherete
Φέρετέ
Bring
V-PMA-2P
1473 [e]
moi
μοι
to me
PPro-D1S
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε
here
Adv
846 [e]
autous
αὐτούς  .
them
PPro-AM3P
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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