Matthew 16:7

7 They said to one another, "It is because we have brought no 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 the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread.
6 Jesus said to them, "Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7 They said to one another, "It is because we have brought no bread."
8 And becoming aware of it, Jesus said, "You of little faith, why are you talking about having no bread?
9 Do you still not perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?