Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

He sighed deeply in his spirit and remarked, "Why do those living today demand a sign? I tell all of you with certainty, no sign will be given to this generation."

New American Standard Bible

Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

King James Version

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Holman Bible

But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!”

A Conservative Version

And having sighed deeply in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I am telling you, if a sign will be given to this generation.

American Standard Version

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Amplified

And He groaned and sighed deeply in His spirit and said, Why does this generation demand a sign? Positively I say to you, no sign shall be given this generation.

An Understandable Version

Then He sighed deeply in His spirit and said, "Why does this generation of people look for a [supernatural] sign? Truly I tell you, there will not be any [supernatural] sign given to this generation."

Anderson New Testament

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said: Why does this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you, No sign will be given to this generation.

Bible in Basic English

And he was very sad in spirit, and said, Why is this generation looking for a sign? truly, I say to you, No sign will be given to this generation.

Common New Testament

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation."

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Jesus fetching a deep sigh, said, why does this generation require a sign? I assure you, they shall have none.

Darby Translation

And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation.

Godbey New Testament

And groaning in spirit, He says, What sign does this generation seek after? truly I say unto you, No sign shall be given unto this generation.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he sighed deeply and said, "Why do the men of this day ask for a sign? I tell you, no sign will be given them."

John Wesley New Testament

And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said, Why doth this generation seek a sign? Verily I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And crying out in his spirit, he said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Julia Smith Translation

And having sighed deeply in spirit, he says, Why seeks this generation for a sign Verily I say to you, shall a sign be given to this generation.

King James 2000

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation!"

Modern King James verseion

And He sighed deeply in His spirit and said, Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he sighed in his spirit and said, "Why doth this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, there shall no sign be given unto this generation."

Moffatt New Testament

But he sighed in spirit and said, "Why does this generation demand a Sign? I tell you truly, no Sign shall be given this generation."

Montgomery New Testament

At this Jesus sighed deeply in his spirit, and said: "Why does the present generation seek a sign? In solemn truth I tell you that no sign shall be given this generation."

NET Bible

Sighing deeply in his spirit he said, "Why does this generation look for a sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to this generation."

New Heart English Bible

He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

Noyes New Testament

And sighing deeply in his spirit, he saith, Why doth this generation seek for a sign? Truly do I say to you, A sign will not he given to this generation.

Sawyer New Testament

And groaning in his spirit, he said, Why does this generation seek a sign? I tell you truly, there shall no sign be given to this generation.

The Emphasized Bible

And, deeply sighing in his spirit, he saith - Why, doth this generation seek, a sign? Verily, I say - there shall, not be given, to this generation, a sign.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And fetching a deep sigh from his very soul, he saith, Why seeketh this generation a sign? verily I tell you, no sign shall be given to this generation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Sighing deeply, Jesus said: "Why does this generation ask for a sign? I tell you, no sign shall be given it."

Webster

And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

Weymouth New Testament

Heaving a deep and troubled sigh, He said, "Why do the men of to-day ask for a sign? In solemn truth I tell you that no sign will be given to the men of to-day."

Williams New Testament

But He sighed in spirit and said, "Why do the people of these times ask for a spectacular sign? I solemnly say, no sign at all will be given them."

World English Bible

He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Most certainly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

Worrell New Testament

And, sighing deeply in His spirit, He saith, "Why does this generation seek a sign? verily I say to you, there shall no sign be given to this generation."

Worsley New Testament

And He sighing deeply in his spirit, saith, Why doth this generation require a sign? Verily I tell you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

Youngs Literal Translation

and having sighed deeply in his spirit, he saith, 'Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀναστενάζω 
Anastenazo 
Usage: 1

in
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

his

Usage: 0

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258
Usage: 258

γενεά 
Genea 
Usage: 17

ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8

a sign
σημεῖον 
Semeion 
Usage: 56

ἀμήν 
amen 
Usage: 48

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

no
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

σημεῖον 
Semeion 
Usage: 56

be given
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

γενεά 
Genea 
Usage: 17

Context Readings

Pharisees Demand A Sign

11 The Pharisees arrived and began arguing with Jesus. They tested him by demanding from him a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply in his spirit and remarked, "Why do those living today demand a sign? I tell all of you with certainty, no sign will be given to this generation." 13 Leaving them, he got into a boat again and crossed to the other side.


Cross References

Mark 7:34

Then he looked up to heaven, sighed, and told him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened!"

Isaiah 53:3

"He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him.

Matthew 12:39-40

But he replied to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves a sign. Yet no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah,

Matthew 16:4

You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, yet you can't interpret the signs of the times? An evil and adulterous generation craves a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." Then he left them and went away.

Mark 3:5

Jesus looked around at them in anger, deeply hurt because of their hard hearts. Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and his hand was restored to health.

Mark 6:6

He was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went around to the villages and continued teaching.

Mark 9:19

Jesus told them, "You unbelieving generation! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him to me!"

Luke 11:29-30

Now as the crowds continued to throng around Jesus, he went on to say, "This people living today are an evil generation. It craves a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah,

Luke 16:29-31

"Abraham said, "They have Moses and the Prophets. They should listen to them!'

Luke 19:41

When he came closer and saw the city, he began to grieve over it:

Luke 22:67-70

They said, "If you are the Messiah, tell us."

John 11:33-38

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was greatly troubled in spirit and deeply moved.

John 12:37-43

Although he had performed numerous signs in their presence, they did not believe in him,

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