Matthew 15:33

33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”

Matthew 15:33 in Other Translations

KJV
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
ESV
33 And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?"
NLT
33 The disciples replied, “Where would we get enough food here in the wilderness for such a huge crowd?”
MSG
33 His disciples said, "But where in this deserted place are you going to dig up enough food for a meal?"
CSB
33 The disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?"

Matthew 15:33 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 15:33

And his disciples said unto him
The former miracle of feeding five thousand men, besides women and children, with five loaves and two fishes, being quite out of their thoughts, they reply,

whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so
great a multitude?
The question is big with objections, and is put with some vehemency and astonishment: the people to be led were a multitude, a great multitude, a very great multitude, and these too had had but little, or no food, for a great while; and therefore would require the more to fill and satisfy them; and besides, it was a wilderness where they were, and where no provisions were to be had; and if they could have been got for money, they had not stock enough to purchase such a large number of loaves, as were necessary to feed so great a company with.

Matthew 15:33 In-Context

31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”
34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”
35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.