Matthew 16:7
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New International Version
They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."

New Living Translation
At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn't brought any bread.

English Standard Version
And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.”

Berean Study Bible
They discussed this among themselves and concluded, "It is because we did not bring any bread."

Berean Literal Bible
And they were reasoning among themselves, saying, "It is because we did not take bread."

New American Standard Bible
They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."

King James Bible
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they discussed among themselves, "We didn't bring any bread."

International Standard Version
As they began to discuss this among themselves, they kept saying, "We didn't bring along any bread."

NET Bible
So they began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "It is because we brought no bread."

New Heart English Bible
They reasoned among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they were reasoning among themselves, and they were saying it was because they had not taken bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples had been discussing among themselves that they had not taken any bread along.

New American Standard 1977
And they began to discuss among themselves, saying, “It is because we took no bread.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

King James 2000 Bible
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

American King James Version
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

American Standard Version
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread.

Darby Bible Translation
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, Because we have taken no bread.

English Revised Version
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

Weymouth New Testament
they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have not brought any bread."

World English Bible
They reasoned among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."

Young's Literal Translation
and they were reasoning in themselves, saying, 'Because we took no loaves.'
Study Bible
The Leaven to Beware
6“Watch out!” Jesus told them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 7They discussed this among themselves and concluded, “It is because we did not bring any bread.” 8Aware of their conversation, Jesus said, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?…
Cross References
Matthew 16:6
"Watch out!" Jesus told them. "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 16:8
Aware of their conversation, Jesus said, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?

Matthew 21:25
What was the source of John's baptism? Was it from heaven or from men?" They deliberated among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will ask, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Mark 8:16
So they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.

Luke 24:15
And as they talked and deliberated, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them.
Treasury of Scripture

And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

they.

Mark 8:16-18 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread…

Mark 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another …

Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

It is.

Matthew 15:16-18 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding…

Acts 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that …

(7) It is because we have taken no bread.--There is a childish navet in their self-questioning which testifies to the absolute originality and truthfulness of the record, and so to the genuineness of the question which follows, and which assumes the reality of the two previous miracles. The train of thought which connected the warning and the fact was probably hardly formulated even in their own minds. It may be that they imagined that as the Pharisee would not eat of bread that had been defiled by the touch of heathen or publican, so their Master forbade them, however great their need, to receive food at the hands of either of the sects that had combined against Him.

Verse 7. - They reasoned among themselves. With a crass literalness, the apostles utterly misunderstood the drift of their Master's warning, and thought that he alluded to their forgetfulness in coming without bread. They were always slow to apprehend the metaphorical and spiritual signification of their Master's language. Thus at the synagogue in Capernaum they failed to grasp his meaning when he spoke of himself as the Bread of life (John 6.), and at Jacob's well they interpreted of material food his Divine words concerning the nourishment of the soul (John 4.). It is well remarked by Sadler (in loc.) that "it is no small proof of the good faith and consequent truth of the gospel, that the apostles should have recorded things so against themselves as this account. If they had written for any purpose except the simple exhibition of the truth, they could easily have suppressed facts such as this, so very discreditable to their spiritual, indeed to their mental, perception. But if we had lost accounts such as these, we should have lost the proof of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, miracle of its kind; for no miraculous change in the spirit of man which God has wrought can be accounted greater than this - that men who, before the resurrection and the Day of Pentecost, should have exhibited such utter want of the lowest spiritual discernment, should, after the descent of the Spirit, have written such searching spiritual documents as the catholic Epistles of Peter and John." In the present case some commentators take it that the apostles fancied Christ was warning them against procuring any leavened bread from Pharisees and Sadducees, whom Jesus so sternly denounced; but it is more probable that their anxiety arose simply from the want of provisions, not from the consideration that they were debarred from obtaining them at the hands of certain parties. These doubts they seem to have whispered one to another. Either what should be the meaning of this caution of Christ's, and upon what account he should say this to them; or they were anxiously concerned what they should do for provision:

saying, because we have taken no bread; for the phrase, "it is", is a supplement, and is not in the original text, which confines the sense to the first way of interpretation; the words may be read without it, and confirms the other sense, and which receives strength from what follows. 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.
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