12:39 But he answered them, 1 “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
12:40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish 2 for three days and three nights, 3 so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
1 tn Grk “But answering, he said to them.” This construction is somewhat redundant in English and has been simplified in the translation.
2 tn Grk “large sea creature.”
3 sn A quotation from Jonah 1:17.