Matthew 16:2

2 He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, "It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'

Matthew 16:2 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 16:2

He answered and said unto them
Knowing full well their views, and having wrought sufficient miracles to confirm his Messiahship, he thought fit to give them no other answer than this:

when it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather, for the sky is
red;
when the sun is setting, it is a common thing for you to say, looking up to the heavens, and observing the face and colour of them, that it is like to be fair weather; no rain, that night, nor perhaps the next day, for the sky is red like fire, through the rays of the sun; which show the clouds to be very thin, and so will soon waste away, and consequently fine weather must follow.

Matthew 16:2 In-Context

1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, "It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
3 And in the morning, "It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
4 An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." Then he left them and went away.
5 When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread.