Luke 11:29

“And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the people were gathered thicke together, hee began to say, This is an euill generation, they seeke a signe, and there shall no signe be giuen it, but the signe of Ionas the Prophet:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and {yet} no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation: it seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when a great number of people came together to him, he said, This generation is an evil generation: it is looking for a sign and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
- Basic English Bible

But as the crowds thronged together, he began to say, This generation is a wicked generation: it seeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it but the sign of Jonas.
- Darby Bible

And when the people were assembled in crowds, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
- Webster's Bible

Now when the crowds came thronging upon Him, He proceeded to say, "The present generation is a wicked generation: it requires some sign, but no sign shall be given to it except that of Jonah.
- Weymouth Bible

When the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.
- World English Bible

And whanne the puple runnen togidere, he bigan to seie, This generacioun is a weiward generacioun; it sekith a token, and a tokene schal not be youun to it, but the tokene of Jonas, the profete.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the multitudes crowding together upon him, he began to say, `This generation is evil, a sign it doth seek after, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:29


11:29 It seeketh - The original word implies seeking more, or over and above what one has already.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:29


Lu 11:29-32 They seek a sign. See notes on Mt 12:38-42, where we have the same language reported.

Discussion for Luke 11:29

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 29
    While it is good to seek a sign from the Lord, He does not take kindly to the wicked seeker, for the wicked seeker seeketh not for the purposes of God but for selfish reasons.

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