Matthew 16:7

7 Thinking he was scolding them for forgetting bread, they discussed in whispers what to do.

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 On their way to the other side of the lake, the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring along bread.
6 In the meantime, Jesus said to them, "Keep a sharp eye out for Pharisee-Sadducee yeast."
7 Thinking he was scolding them for forgetting bread, they discussed in whispers what to do.
8 Jesus knew what they were doing and said, "Why all these worried whispers about forgetting the bread? Runt believers!
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?