The Pharisees and Sadducess Demand a sign from Heaven

Mt 15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. 16:1 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? 4: A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. 5: And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6: Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7: And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8: Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9: Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10: Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11: How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12: Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Mark 8:10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11: And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 12: And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. 13: And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. 14: Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. 15: And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16: And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17: And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18: Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19: When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20: And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21: And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?




Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.





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