MATTHEW 16:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Matthew 16:1 Translation & Meaning

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The οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
Pharisees Φαρισαῖοι A separatist, i.e., exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e., Jewish sectary Pharisees
also with καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
the Sadducees Σαδδουκαῖοι A Sadducaean (i.e., Tsadokian), or follower of a certain heretical Israelite Sadducees
came, προσελθόντες To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to came
and tempting πειράζοντες To test (objectively), i.e., endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline tempting
desired ἐπηρώτησαν To ask for, i.e., inquire, seek desired
him αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
that he would shew ἐπιδεῖξαι To exhibit (physically or mentally) would shew
them αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
a sign σημεῖον An indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally sign
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
heaven. οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven

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

  • 2  He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

  • 3  And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?




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