John 2:18
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New International Version
The Jews then responded to him, "What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"

New Living Translation
But the Jewish leaders demanded, "What are you doing? If God gave you authority to do this, show us a miraculous sign to prove it."

English Standard Version
So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”

Berean Study Bible
On account of this, the Jews demanded, "What sign can You show us to prove Your authority to do these things."

Berean Literal Bible
So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us that You do these things?"

New American Standard Bible
The Jews then said to Him, "What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?"

King James Bible
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Jews replied to Him, "What sign of authority will You show us for doing these things?"

International Standard Version
Then the Jewish leaders asked him, "What sign can you show us as authority for doing these things?"

NET Bible
So then the Jewish leaders responded, "What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Judeans answered and said to him: “What sign are you showing us that you are doing these things?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews reacted by asking Jesus, "What miracle can you show us to justify what you're doing?"

New American Standard 1977
The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Jews answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

King James 2000 Bible
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign show you unto us, seeing that you do these things?

American King James Version
Then answered the Jews and said to him, What sign show you to us, seeing that you do these things?

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost thou shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things?

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign shewest thou to us, that thou doest these things?

English Revised Version
The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then answered the Jews, and said to him, What sign showest thou to us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Weymouth New Testament
So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"

World English Bible
The Jews therefore answered him, "What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?"

Young's Literal Translation
the Jews then answered and said to him, 'What sign dost thou shew to us -- that thou dost these things?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-22 The first public work in which we find Christ engaged, was driving from the temple the traders whom the covetous priests and rulers encouraged to make a market-place of its courts. Those now make God's house a house of merchandise, whose minds are filled with cares about worldly business when attending religious exercises, or who perform Divine offices for love of gain. Christ, having thus cleansed the temple, gave a sign to those who demanded it, to prove his authority for so doing. He foretells his death by the Jews' malice, Destroy ye this temple; I will permit you to destroy it. He foretells his resurrection by his own power; In three days I will raise it up. Christ took again his own life. Men mistake by understanding that according to the letter, which the Scripture speaks by way of figure. When Jesus was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he has said this. It helps much in understanding the Divine word, to observe the fulfilling of the Scriptures.
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
17His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for Your house will consume Me.” 18On account of this, the Jews demanded, “What sign can You show us to prove Your authority to do these things.” 19Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again.”…
Cross References
Exodus 7:9
"When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Work a miracle,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'"

1 Kings 13:3
Then he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign which the LORD has spoken, 'Behold, the altar shall be split apart and the ashes which are on it shall be poured out.'"

Matthew 12:38
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"
Treasury of Scripture

Then answered the Jews and said to him, What sign show you to us, seeing that you do these things?

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Luke 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, …

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Matthew 21:23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders …

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