Here the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Him; and, to make trial of Him, they asked Him to show them a sign in the sky.
and when Jesus said to them, "See to it: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees,"
They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.
While they were saying this to the people, the Priests, the Commander of the Temple Guard, and the Sadducees came upon them,
Seeing that Jews demand miracles, and Greeks go in search of wisdom,
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he exclaimed, "O vipers' brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
For I assure you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will certainly not find entrance into the Kingdom of the Heavens.
The Pharisees noticed this, and they inquired of His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with the tax-gatherers and notorious sinners?"
But the Pharisees after leaving the synagogue consulted together against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Then He was accosted by some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees who said, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign given by you."
Then there came to Jesus a party of Pharisees and Scribes from Jerusalem, who inquired,
How is it you do not understand that it was not about bread that I spoke to you? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"
Then the Pharisees went and consulted together how they might entrap Him in His conversation.
Perceiving their wickedness, Jesus replied, "Why are you hypocrites trying to ensnare me?
On the same day a party of Sadducees came to Him, contending that there is no resurrection. And they put this case to Him.
Now the Pharisees came up when they heard that He had silenced the Sadducees,
"The Scribes," He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.
On the next day, the day after the Preparation, the High Priests and the Pharisees came in a body to Pilate.
The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him.
Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?"
Shall we pay, or shall we refuse to pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, replied, "Why try to ensnare me? Bring me a shilling for me to look at."
Then came to Him a party of Sadducees, a sect which denies that there is any Resurrection; and they proceeded to question Him.
Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
Now when the crowds came thronging upon Him, He proceeded to say, "The present generation is a wicked generation: it requires some sign, but no sign shall be given to it except that of Jonah.
After He had left the house, the Scribes and Pharisees commenced a vehement attempt to entangle Him and make Him give off-hand answers on numerous points,
Then He said to the people also, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, 'There is to be a shower;' and it comes to pass.
"What miracle then," they asked, "do you perform for us to see and become believers in you? What do you *do*?
This roused the High Priest. He and all his party--the sect of the Sadducees--were filled with angry jealousy
Noticing, however, that the Sanhedrin consisted partly of Sadducees and partly of Pharisees, he called out loudly among them, "Brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees. It is because of my hope of a resurrection of the dead that I am on my trial."