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."

King James Bible
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, 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.

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.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We would see a sign from thee - That is, we wish now to see thee work a miracle. Pride, vain curiosity, and incredulity, have never proof sufficient of the truth: for they will not be satisfied.

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Master.

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven...

Mark 8:11,12 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him...

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, seeing that you do these things?

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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An Attempt to Account for Jesus
'But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons.'--MATT. xii. 24. Mark's Gospel tells us that this astonishing explanation of Christ and His work was due to the ingenious malice of an ecclesiastical deputation, sent down from Jerusalem to prevent the simple folk in Galilee from being led away by this new Teacher. They must have been very hard put to it to explain undeniable but unwelcome facts, when they hazarded such a preposterous
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'A Greater than Solomon'
'A greater than Solomon is here.'--MATT. xii. 42. It is condescension in Him to compare Himself with any; yet if any might have been selected, it is that great name. To the Jews Solomon is an ideal figure, who appealed so strongly to popular imagination as to become the centre of endless legends; whose dominion was the very apex of national glory, in recounting whose splendours the historical books seem to be scarce able to restrain their triumph and pride. I. The Man. The story gives us a richly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What are Evidences of Backsliding in Heart.
1. Manifest formality in religious exercises. A stereotyped, formal way of saying and doing things, that is clearly the result of habit, rather than the outgushing of the religious life. This formality will be emotionless and cold as an iceberg, and will evince a total want of earnestness in the performance of religious duty. In prayer and in religious exercises the backslider in heart will pray or praise, or confess, or give thanks with his lips, so that all can hear him, perhaps, but in such a
Charles G. Finney—The Backslider in Heart

Lesser and Fuller Forms.
Moreover, we have endeavoured to use the fullest form, including the words of those Gospels which have the lesser forms of sentences, except where the sentence ends in a period, in which case have given the least form, so that the larger form of the other Gospels might be made apparent; as, for instance, this sentence, taken from Matt. xii. 47; Mark iii. 32; Luke viii. 20: ^c 20 And it was told him, ^a Behold, thy mother and thy brethren bseek for thee. ^c stand without desiring to see thee. ^a seeking
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 12:37
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

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

Mark 8:11
The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.

Mark 8:12
He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it."

Luke 11:16
Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

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.

John 2:18
The Jews then responded to him, "What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"

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