7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
7 And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."
7 Thinking he was scolding them for forgetting bread, they discussed in whispers what to do.
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have taken no bread."
7 At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn't brought any bread.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 16:7
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.