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A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

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Matthew 12:39
But He answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Mark 8:12
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!”
Acts 2:40
And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!”


Jonah 1:17
Now the Lord had appointed a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the fish three days and three nights.
Luke 11:29
As the crowds were increasing, He began saying: “This generation is an evil generation. It demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.

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Matthew 15:14
Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
Genesis 6:3
And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.”
Hosea 4:17
Ephraim is attached to idols;
leave him alone!
Hosea 9:12
Even if they raise children,
I will bereave them of each one.
Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!
Mark 5:17
Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.
Acts 18:6
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook his robe and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

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Luke 11:16
And others, as a test, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.
Luke 20:8
And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

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