Mark 8:11-13

The Pharisees Demand a Sign

11 1The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, 2seeking from him 3a sign from heaven 4to test him.
12 And 5he sighed deeply 6in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."
13 And 7he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.

Mark 8:11-13 In-Context

9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.
10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."
13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.
14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

Cross References 7

  • 1. For ver. 11-21, see Matthew 16:1-12
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 1:22; See Matthew 12:38
  • 3. Luke 11:16; Luke 21:11
  • 4. John 8:6
  • 5. Mark 7:34
  • 6. John 11:33
  • 7. Matthew 4:13; Matthew 21:17
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