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.

New American Standard Bible
"For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 walk, 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.





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

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

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