Matthew 16:4

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.

Matthew 16:4 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 16:4

A wicked and adulterous generation
He says the same things here, as he did to the Pharisees on a like occasion, in ( Matthew 12:39 ) (See Gill on Matthew 12:39).

And he left them;
as persons hardened, perverse, and incurable, and as unworthy to be conversed with:

and departed:
to the ship which brought him thither, and went in it to the other side of the sea of Galilee; see ( Mark 8:13 ) .

Matthew 16:4 In-Context

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.
6 Jesus said to them, "Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."