Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
They sent to him their disciples along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You do not court anyone's favor because you show no partiality.
Then some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap him with his own words.
When he went out from there, the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to oppose him bitterly, and to ask him hostile questions about many things,
(Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against him.) Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.
"There your fathers tested me and tried me, and they saw my works for forty years.