When the Pharisees and Sadducees arrived, in order to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
Some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"
Then the Pharisees went and planned how to trap Jesus in conversation.
The Pharisees arrived and began arguing with Jesus. They tested him by demanding from him a sign from heaven.
Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
Then they sent some Pharisees and some Herodians to him, intending to trap him in what he said.
They watched him closely in an effort to trap him in something he might say.
So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended to be honest men in order to trap him in what he would say. They wanted to hand him over to the jurisdiction of the governor,
They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.