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The Sign of Jonah

38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

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22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,

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The Demand for a Sign

11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”

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18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”

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16 Others, to test him, kept demanding from him a sign from heaven.

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48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you[a] see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 4:48 Both instances of the Greek word for you in this verse are plural

The Sign of Jonah

29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.

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30 So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing?

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The Demand for a Sign

16 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus[a] they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “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.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.[b] An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” Then he left them and went away.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:1 Gk him
  2. Matthew 16:3 Other ancient authorities lack When it is . . . of the times

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