Now about 4,000 men were there, and he sent them away. Bible see other translations

“Now about four thousand men were there…” Matthew 15:38 clarifies that 4,000 men were there and there were also women and children, so actually, many more than just 4,000 were fed. This is the shorter reading represented in the Nestle-Aland Greek text, 28th edition, the longer reading, which is not likely original, is “Now those who had eaten were about 4,000 men.”

Commentary for: Mark 8:9