Matthew 16:9

9 Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?

Matthew 16:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
ESV
9 Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?
NLT
9 Don’t you understand even yet? Don’t you remember the 5,000 I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of leftovers you picked up?
MSG
9 Haven't you caught on yet? Don't you remember the five loaves of bread and the five thousand people, and how many baskets of fragments you picked up?
CSB
9 Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000 and how many baskets you collected?

Matthew 16:9 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 16:9

Do ye not understand
Meaning either the sense of the advice he had now given; or rather his almighty power displayed in the two miracles of feeding five thousand at one time, and four thousand at another, with a very small quantity of provision; for to this the word "understand" refers, as well as the following:

neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many
baskets ye took up?
Have you forgot what was so lately done, namely, the feeding five thousand men, besides women and children, with five loaves and two fishes, when ye took up, after all were filled and satisfied, no less than twelve baskets of fragments? And can you, after this, distrust my power in the care of you? Have I fed so many with so small a quantity of food? and am I not able to feed twelve of you, though you have but one loaf? Why all these anxious thoughts and carnal reasonings?

Matthew 16:9 In-Context

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?
10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 14:17-21