Matthew 12:38
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New International Version
Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

New Living Translation
One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority."

English Standard Version
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

Berean Study Bible
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

Berean Literal Bible
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from You."

New American Standard Bible
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

King James Bible
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."

International Standard Version
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees told Jesus, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

NET Bible
Then some of the experts in the law along with some Pharisees answered him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

New Heart English Bible
Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then some of the Scribes and Pharisees responded and they were saying to him, “Teacher we wish to see a sign from you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then some scribes and Pharisees said, "Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign."

New American Standard 1977
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we desire to see a sign from thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from you.

American King James Version
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.

American Standard Version
Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying: Master we would see a sign from thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Then answered him some of the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee.

English Revised Version
Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He was accosted by some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees who said, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign given by you."

World English Bible
Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

Young's Literal Translation
Then answered certain of the scribes and Pharisees, saying, 'Teacher, we will to see a sign from thee.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:38-45 Though Christ is always ready to hear and answer holy desires and prayers, yet those who ask amiss, ask and have not. Signs were granted to those who desired them to confirm their faith, as Abraham and Gideon; but denied to those who demanded them to excuse their unbelief. The resurrection of Christ from the dead by his own power, called here the sign of the prophet Jonah, was the great proof of Christ's being the Messiah. As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale, and then came out again alive, thus Christ would be so long in the grave, and then rise again. The Ninevites would shame the Jews for not repenting; the queen of Sheba, for not believing in Christ. And we have no such cares to hinder us, we come not to Christ upon such uncertainties. This parable represents the case of the Jewish church and nation. It is also applicable to all those who hear the word of God, and are in part reformed, but not truly converted. The unclean spirit leaves for a time, but when he returns, he finds Christ is not there to shut him out; the heart is swept by outward reformation, but garnished by preparation to comply with evil suggestions, and the man becomes a more decided enemy of the truth. Every heart is the residence of unclean spirits, except those which are temples of the Holy Ghost, by faith in Christ.
Study Bible
The Sign of Jonah
37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” 38Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” 39Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:37
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

Matthew 16:1
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came and tested Jesus by asking Him to show them a sign from heaven.

Mark 8:11
Then the Pharisees came and began to argue with Jesus. They tested Him by demanding from Him a sign from heaven.

Mark 8:12
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."

Luke 11:16
And others tested Him by demanding a sign from heaven.

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.

John 2:18
On account of this, the Jews demanded, "What sign can You show us to prove Your authority to do these things?"

John 6:30
So they asked Him, "What sign then will You perform, so that we may see it and believe You? What will You do?

1 Corinthians 1:22
Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom,
Treasury of Scripture

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.

Master.

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired …

Mark 8:11,12 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking …

Luke 11:16,29 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven…

John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said to him, What sign show you to us, …

John 4:48 Then said Jesus to him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.

1 Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

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