Interpreting the Time

54 He also said to the crowds, (A)“When you see (B)a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens.

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44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, (A)a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to (B)Jezreel.

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He answered them,[a] (A)“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.’ (B)You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret (C)the signs of the times. (D)An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So (E)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

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