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Matthew 16:1-12 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus. So they asked him to show them a miraculous sign from heaven. 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 He responded to them, "In the evening you say that the weather will be fine because the sky is red. 2 He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'
3 And in the morning you say that there will be a storm today because the sky is red and overcast. You can forecast the weather by judging the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 3 and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
4 "Evil and unfaithful people look for a miraculous sign. But the only sign they will be given is that of Jonah." Then he left them standing there and went away. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus then left them and went away.
5 The disciples had forgotten to take any bread along when they went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 Jesus said to them, "Be careful! Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!" 6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7 The disciples had been discussing among themselves that they had not taken any bread along. 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8 Jesus knew about their conversation and asked, "Why are you discussing among yourselves that you don't have any bread? You have so little faith! 8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
9 Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand and how many baskets you filled? 9 Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
10 Don't you remember the seven loaves for the four thousand and how many large baskets you filled? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 Why don't you understand that I wasn't talking to you about bread? Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!" 11 How is it you don't understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
12 Then they understood that he didn't say to watch out for the yeast in bread, but to watch out for the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.