22 For (A)Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

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The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs

16 (A)And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and (B)to test him (C)they asked him to show them (D)a sign from heaven. He answered them,[a] (E)“When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ (F)You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret (G)the signs of the times. (H)An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So (I)he left them and departed.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:2 Some manuscripts omit the following words to the end of verse 3

18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, (A)“What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because (B)he was preaching (C)Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to (D)the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this (E)new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some (F)strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.

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The Sign of Jonah

38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, (A)we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, (B)“An evil and (C)adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

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18 So the Jews said to him, (A)“What sign do you show us for doing these things?”

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20 But if it is by (A)the finger of God that I cast out demons, then (B)the kingdom of God has come upon you.

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16 while others, (A)to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.

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The Pharisees Demand a Sign

11 (A)The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, (B)seeking from him (C)a sign from heaven (D)to test him.

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28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people,

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