Luke 11:16

16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

Luke 11:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
ESV
16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.
NLT
16 Others, trying to test Jesus, demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.
MSG
16 Others were skeptical, waiting around for him to prove himself with a spectacular miracle.
CSB
16 And others, as a test, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.

Luke 11:16 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:16

And others tempting him
Others of the Scribes and Pharisees, or Sadducees: sought of him a sign from heaven;
(See Gill on Matthew 12:38), (See Gill on Matthew 16:1).

Luke 11:16 In-Context

14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.
15 But some of them said, “By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.”
16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.
17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 12:38