Luke 11:30
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.

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

New King James Version
For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so 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.

NASB 1995
“For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

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

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

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.

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.

American Standard Version
For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall 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.”

Contemporary English Version
Just as Jonah was a sign to the people of Nineveh, the Son of Man will be a sign to the people of today.

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

Good News Translation
In the same way that the prophet Jonah was a sign for the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign for the people of this day.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
for as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 for you; you will do everything that he has done. When this happens, you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'

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

Jonah 3:4
On the first day of his journey, Jonah set out into the city and proclaimed, "Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned!"

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 unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: …

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.

Jonah 2:10
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

Jonah
Ἰωνᾶς (Iōnas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2495: (Hebrew), Jonah, the Hebrew prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Jonas, the name of two Israelites.

was
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

a sign
σημεῖον (sēmeion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4592: Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of semaino; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Ninevites,
Νινευίταις (Nineuitais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3536: A Ninevite, an inhabitant of Nineveh, a city on the Tigris in Assyria. From Nineui; a Ninevite, i.e. Inhabitant of Nineveh.

so
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will be [a sign]
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

to this
ταύτῃ (tautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

generation.
γενεᾷ (genea)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1074: From genos; a generation; by implication, an age.


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