Matthew 16:1

The Demand for a Sign

16:1 Now when the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

sn See the note on Sadducees in 3:7.

tn The object of the participle πειράζοντες (peirazontes) is not given in the Greek text but has been supplied here for clarity.

sn What exactly this sign would have been, given what Jesus was already doing, is not clear. But here is where the fence-sitters reside, refusing to commit to him.