6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
6 Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
6 In the meantime, Jesus said to them, "Keep a sharp eye out for Pharisee-Sadducee yeast."
6 Then Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees."
6 "Watch out!" Jesus warned them. "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 16:6
Commentary on Matthew 16:5-12
(Read Matthew 16:5-12)
Christ speaks of spiritual things under a similitude, and the disciples misunderstand him of carnal things. He took it ill that they should think him as thoughtful about bread as they were; that they should be so little acquainted with his way of preaching. Then understood they what he meant. Christ teaches by the Spirit of wisdom in the heart, opening the understanding to the Spirit of revelation in the word.