The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 9:14
For they were about five thousand men…
and children, (Matthew 14:21) ,
and he said to his disciples, make them to sit down by fifties
in a company;
and by hundreds also; some companies had a hundred
apiece in them, and others fifty; and which was done partly, for the
more easy numbering of them, and partly and chiefly for the more
convenient distribution of food to them; (See Gill on 6:39).
(See Gill on 6:40).