Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
In the mean time thousands of people being gather'd about him, so as to trample upon one another, he first address'd himself thus to his disciples, beware of the corrupt doctrine of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
After this a great multitude being gather'd about him, he address'd himself to them,
" so that the blood of all the prophets, which has been shed since the creation of the world, may be required of this generation,
then said Jesus, O incredulous, and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? bring hither your son.
but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come?
wherefore I shall send you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes; you will kill some, and crucify others, many will ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.
whosoever therefore shall be asham'd of me, and of my doctrine in this degenerate and corrupted age, of him likewise shall the son of man be asham'd, when he shall come with the glory of his father, accompanied with holy angels.
you, who have the devil for your father, will execute the designs of your father: he was a murderer from the beginning, and deserted the truth, since he has no love for the truth: when he lyes, he speaks like himself: for he is a lyar, and the father of a lyar.
stubborn people, whose hearts and ears like the uncircumcised, are always averse to the holy spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees said, master, we should be glad you would shew us some miracle.
Then the Pharisees and the Sadducees came, with a captious design, and desired him to show them some miracle in the sky.
there the Pharisees being come, they began to dispute with him, and to try him, desir'd he would work some miracle in the sky.
whereupon the Jews said, what miracle can you show to justify your behaviour?
but said they, what miracle then will you let us see to make us believe you? what strange work will you perform?
1 Corinthians 1:22
while the Jews require signs, and the Greeks seek wisdom: