New American Standard Bible
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
King James Bible
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming to him, asked him, tempting him, to shew them a sign out of heaven.
World English Bible
The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, did question him, to shew to them a sign from the heaven,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See also Mark 8:11-12.
The Pharisees also, and the Sadducees - See the notes at Matthew 3:7.
Tempting - That is, trying him - feigning a desire to see evidence that he was the Messiah, but with a real desire to see him make the attempt to work a miracle and fail, so that they might betray him and ruin him.
A sign from heaven - Some miraculous appearance in the sky. Such appearances had been given by the prophets; and they supposed, if he was the Messiah, that his miracles would not all be confined to the earth, but that he was able to give some signal miracle from heaven. Samuel had caused it to thunder 1 Samuel 12:16-18; Isaiah had caused the shadow to go back ten degrees on the dial of Ahaz Isaiah 38:8; and Moses had sent manna from heaven, Exodus 16:4; John 6:31. It is proper to say, that though Christ did not choose then to show such wonders, yet far more stupendous signs from heaven than these were exhibited at his death.
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Words with a Freshly Honed Razor-Edge.
The Great Confession - the Great Commission - the Great Instruction - the Great Temptation - the Great Decision.
Last Journey of Jesus to Jerusalem.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
And Jesus said to them, "Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
"How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.
Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.
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