Luke 11:30
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New International Version
For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.

New Living Translation
What happened to him was a sign to the people of Nineveh that God had sent him. What happens to the Son of Man will be a sign to these people that he was sent by God.

English Standard Version
For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

Berean Study Bible
For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation.

Berean Literal Bible
For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, thus also the Son of Man will be to this generation.

New American Standard Bible
"For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

King James Bible
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.

International Standard Version
because just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation.

NET Bible
For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation.

New Heart English Bible
For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will also the Son of Man be to this generation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites thus also The Son of Man shall be to this generation.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Just as Jonah became a miraculous sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a miraculous sign to the people living today.

New American Standard 1977
“For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so shall the Son of Man be to this generation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

King James 2000 Bible
For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

American King James Version
For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

American Standard Version
For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of man also be to this generation.

Darby Bible Translation
For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, thus shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

English Revised Version
For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Webster's Bible Translation
For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also shall the Son of man be to this generation.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a token to the present generation.

World English Bible
For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will also the Son of Man be to this generation.

Young's Literal Translation
for as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also shall the Son of Man be to this generation.
Study Bible
The Sign of Jonah
29As the crowds were increasing, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation. 31The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and now One greater than Solomon is here.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 24:24
'Thus Ezekiel will be a sign to you; according to all that he has done you will do; when it comes, then you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

Jonah 1:1
The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying,

Jonah 3:4
Then Jonah began to go through the city one day's walk; and he cried out and said, "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown."

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now One greater than Jonah is here.
Treasury of Scripture

For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Luke 24:46,47 And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ …

Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah …

Jonah 2:10 And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land.

Jonah 3:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching …

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly…

For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites,.... As he was by lying three days and three nights in the whale's belly, and then cast on shore alive; which sign, or miracle was wrought to confirm his mission and message, and to engage the Ninevites to give credit to him, and repent, or they might assure themselves they would be utterly destroyed;

so shall also the son of man be to this generation; by lying three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, and then rising again from the dead the third day; and which should be done to confirm the truth of his Messiahship, and to declare him to be the Son of God with power, and to engage persons to believe in him; and to assure that wicked generation, that in case they remained, after such a sign, impenitent and unbelieving, wrath would come upon them to the uttermost; see Matthew 12:40. 11:29-36 Christ promised that there should be one sign more given, even the sign of Jonah the prophet; which in Matthew is explained, as meaning the resurrection of Christ; and he warned them to improve this sign. But though Christ himself were the constant preacher in any congregation, and worked miracles daily among them, yet unless his grace humbled their hearts, they would not profit by his word. Let us not desire more evidence and fuller teaching than the Lord is pleased to afford us. We should pray without ceasing that our hearts and understandings may be opened, that we may profit by the light we enjoy. And especially take heed that the light which is in us be not darkness; for if our leading principles be wrong, our judgment and practice must become more so.
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