Matthew 15:37

ESV And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
NIV They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
NASB And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full.
CSB They all ate and were satisfied. They collected the leftover pieces--seven large baskets full.
NLT They all ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food.
KJV And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

What does Matthew 15:37 mean?

Many commentators point to this miraculous feeding, like the previous one (Matthew 14:13–21) as a picture of the banquet to come at the beginning of the kingdom of heaven. There, all will be made right and there will be no hunger or death or mourning or pain (Isaiah 25:6; Revelation 21:4). How could there be any of those things at the table of God? No one will go hungry in His presence.

As with the previous miraculous meal, everyone eats until they are satisfied. No skimping. Then the disciples collect the leftovers and end up with seven full baskets instead of the twelve baskets of leftovers from the first time at Bethsaida. Once again, the disciples are given a message that God can provide all that is needed and far more, no matter the apparent resources in the moment (John14:12).
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