New American Standard Bible
But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
King James Bible
He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to them, When evening is come, ye say, Fine weather, for the sky is red;
World English Bible
But he answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said to them, 'Evening having come, ye say, Fair weather, for the heaven is red,
Matthew 16:2 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He answered ... - The meaning of this answer is, There are certain indications by which you judge about the weather.
In the evening you think you can predict the weather tomorrow. You have evidence in the redness of the sky by which you judge. So there are sufficient indications on which you should judge concerning me and these times. My miracles, and the state of affairs in Judea, are an indication by which you should judge.
Is red - Almost all nations have observed this as an indication of fair weather.
In the morning ...the sky is red and lowering - That is, there are threatening clouds in the sky, which are made red by the rays of the rising sun. This, in Judea, was a sign of a tempest. In other places, however, the signs of a storm may be different.
The face of the sky - The appearance of the sky.
LibraryThe Divine Christ Confessed, the Suffering Christ Denied
'When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Phllippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am? 14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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.
And He was also saying to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out.
"And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Jump to PreviousEvening Fair Fine Good Heaven Nightfall Red Sky Weather Will
Jump to NextEvening Fair Fine Good Heaven Nightfall Red Sky Weather Will
LinksMatthew 16:2 NIV
Matthew 16:2 NLT
Matthew 16:2 ESV
Matthew 16:2 NASB
Matthew 16:2 KJV
Matthew 16:2 Bible Apps
Matthew 16:2 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 16:2 Chinese Bible
Matthew 16:2 French Bible
Matthew 16:2 German Bible
Matthew 16:2 Commentaries