John 2:18

“Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then answered the Iewes, and said vnto him, What signe shewest thou vnto vs, seeing that thou doest these things?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Jews then said to Him, "What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Jews put this question to him: What sign of authority have you to give us, seeing that you do these things?
- Basic English Bible

The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign shewest thou to us, that thou doest these things?
- Darby Bible

Then answered the Jews, and said to him, What sign showest thou to us, seeing that thou doest these things?
- Webster's Bible

So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"
- Weymouth Bible

The Jews therefore answered him, "What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?"
- World English Bible

Therfor the Jewis answeriden, and seiden to hym, What token schewist thou to vs, that thou doist these thingis?
- Wycliffe Bible

the Jews then answered and said to him, `What sign dost thou shew to us -- that thou dost these things?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 2:18


2:18 Then answered the Jews - Either some of those whom he had just driven out, or their friends: What sign showest thou? - So they require a miracle, to confirm a miracle!


People's Bible Notes for John 2:18


Joh 2:18 What sign? The Jewish officials demand some sign that would demonstrate that he had authority over the temple.

Discussion for John 2

  • Ray321
    John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. Jesus knows what's in man.
  • Ray321
    John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, Jesus knows our hearts.
  • Ray321
    Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. Thank you Jesus for saving my Soul and my house.
  • Reinaldo Ortiz
    John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. All of Disciples did not understand Jesus or Jesus hid it from there hearts.
  • A disciple
    Practical Christianity does take care for the natural comforts of this life. We are not made of stone, and the LORD never intended us to think, either of ourselves or others, in that way. In Matthew 25 for example, what will separate the saved from the damned will be HOW WE TOOK CARE OF ONE ANOTHER in natural and practical ways! Its not always to "spiritualize" the things; but love is spiritual!
  • Ray321
    1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre. We all know that bring drunk is a sin. 1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. Wine is good if sick. The wine is the symbol of Jesus's blood.

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