Mark 8:12
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New International Version
He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it."

New Living Translation
When he heard this, he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign."

English Standard Version
And he sighed deeply 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.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus sighed deeply in His spirit and said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

Berean Literal Bible
And having sighed deeply in His spirit, He says, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

New American Standard Bible
Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

King James Bible
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!"

International Standard Version
He sighed deeply in his spirit and remarked, "Why do those living today demand a sign? I tell all of you with certainty, no sign will be given to this generation."

NET Bible
Sighing deeply in his spirit he said, "Why does this generation look for a sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to this generation."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he groaned in his spirit and he said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this generation.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With a deep sigh he asked, "Why do these people demand a sign? I can guarantee this truth: If these people are given a sign, it will be far different than what they want!"

New American Standard 1977
And sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And crying out in his spirit, he said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

King James 2000 Bible
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

American King James Version
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

American Standard Version
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this generation.

Darby Bible Translation
And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation.

English Revised Version
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

Weymouth New Testament
Heaving a deep and troubled sigh, He said, "Why do the men of to-day ask for a sign? In solemn truth I tell you that no sign will be given to the men of to-day."

World English Bible
He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Most certainly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

Young's Literal Translation
and having sighed deeply in his spirit, he saith, 'Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:11-21 Obstinate unbelief will have something to say, though ever so unreasonable. Christ refused to answer their demand. If they will not be convinced, they shall not. Alas! what cause we have to lament for those around us, who destroy themselves and others by their perverse and obstinate unbelief, and enmity to the gospel! When we forget the works of God, and distrust him, we should chide ourselves severely, as Christ here reproves his disciples. How is it that we so often mistake his meaning, disregard his warnings, and distrust his providence?
Study Bible
The Demand for a Sign
11Then the Pharisees came and began to argue with Jesus. They tested Him by demanding from Him a sign from heaven. 12Jesus sighed deeply in His spirit and said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13Then He left them, got back into the boat, and crossed to the other side.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:38
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

Matthew 12:39
Jesus replied, "A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Mark 7:34
And looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!").

Mark 8:13
Then He left them, got back into the boat, and crossed to the other side.

Luke 11:29
As 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.
Treasury of Scripture

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

he sighed.

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved …

Mark 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, …

Mark 9:19 He answers him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

John 11:33-38 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which …

Why.

Mark 6:6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about …

Luke 16:29-31 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them…

Luke 22:67-70 Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, …

John 12:37-43 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed …

There.

Matthew 12:39,40 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation …

Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there …

Luke 11:29,30 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, …

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