Matthew 16:7

7 They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”

Matthew 16:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
ESV
7 And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."
NLT
7 At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn’t brought any bread.
MSG
7 Thinking he was scolding them for forgetting bread, they discussed in whispers what to do.
CSB
7 And they discussed among themselves, "We didn't bring any bread."

Matthew 16:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 7 And they reasoned among themselves
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.

Matthew 16:7 In-Context

5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
7 They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”
8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
9 Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?