|New International Version (© 2011)|
A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus then left them and went away.
King James Bible
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
American Standard Version
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
Young's Literal Translation
'A generation evil and adulterous doth seek a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet;' and having left them he went away.
Matthew 16:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wicked and adulterous generation - The Jewish people are represented in the Sacred Writings as married to the Most High; but, like a disloyal wife, forsaking their true husband, and uniting themselves to Satan and sin. Seeketh after a sign, σημειον επιζητει, seeketh sign upon sign, or, still another sign. Our blessed Lord had already wrought miracles sufficient to demonstrate both his Divine mission and his divinity; only one was farther necessary to take away the scandal of his cross and death, to fulfill the Scriptures, and to establish the Christian religion; and that was, his resurrection from the dead, which, he here states, was typified in the case of Jonah.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Matthew 12:39,40 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it...
Mark 8:12,38 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you...
Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Luke 11:29,30 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign...
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh...
Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
Hosea 9:12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yes...
Mark 5:17,18 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts...
Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads; I am clean...
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Isaiah 57:3 "But you--come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!
Jonah 1:1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Matthew 12:39 He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Matthew 16:5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
Luke 11:29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.