39 And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of (A)Magadan.

The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs

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

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees

When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, “Watch and (K)beware of (L)the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.” But (M)Jesus, aware of this, said, (N)“O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? (O)Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember (P)the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10 Or (Q)the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 11 How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? (R)Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 (S)Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of (T)the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Footnotes

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

10 And immediately he got into (A)the boat with his disciples and went to the district of (B)Dalmanutha.[a]

The Pharisees Demand a Sign

11 (C)The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, (D)seeking from him (E)a sign from heaven (F)to test him. 12 And (G)he sighed deeply (H)in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And (I)he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod

14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; (J)beware of (K)the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of (L)Herod.”[b] 16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And (M)Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? (N)Do you not yet perceive (O)or understand? (P)Are your hearts hardened? 18 (Q)Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke (R)the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “And (S)the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 8:10 Some manuscripts Magadan, or Magdala
  2. Mark 8:15 Some manuscripts the Herodians

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