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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CommentaryClarke'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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The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it."
Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.
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.
The Jews then responded to him, "What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
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