Matthew 16:1-12

The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs

1 aAnd the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and bto test him cthey asked him to show them da sign from heaven. 2He answered them,
Some manuscripts omit the following words to the end of verse 3
f“When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’
3And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ gYou know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret hthe signs of the times. 4 iAn evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So jhe left them and departed.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees

5When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6Jesus said to them, Watch and kbeware of lthe leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 7And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.” 8But mJesus, aware of this, said, n“O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? 9 oDo you not yet perceive? Do you not remember pthe five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10Or qthe seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 11How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? rBeware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 sThen they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of tthe teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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