Matthew 16:1

“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Pharises also, with the Sadduces, came, and tempting, desired him that hee would shew them a signe from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came and, testing him, made a request to him to give them a sign from heaven.
- Basic English Bible

And the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming to [him], asked him, tempting [him], to shew them a sign out of heaven.
- Darby Bible

The Pharisees also and the Sadducees came, and, tempting, desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Here the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Him; and, to make trial of Him, they asked Him to show them a sign in the sky.
- Weymouth Bible

The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
- World English Bible

And the Farisees and the Saducees camen to hym temptynge, and preieden hym to schewe hem a tokene fro heuene.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, did question him, to shew to them a sign from the heaven,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:1


16:1 A sign from heaven - Such they imagined Satan could not counterfeit. #Mark 8:11|; Matt 12:38.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:1


Mt 16:1 The Foundation of the Church SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 16: A Sign Demanded. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. At Caesarea Philippi. The Elias Who Should Come. The Confession of Peter. The Rock on Which the Church Should Be Founded. The Keys. Christ's Death at Jerusalem Foretold. The Rebuke of Peter. Losing Life and Finding It. The Coming of the Son of Man. The Pharisees also with the Sadducees. Compare Mr 8:10-13. For description of these two sects, see PNT "Mt 3:7". It is the first time the latter party is mentioned as opposed to Christ. A sign from heaven. Some mighty, visible miracle. See Mt 12:38. Still in Paul's time "the Jews required a sign (1Co 1:22).

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