Then the Pharisees 1 came and began to argue with Jesus, asking for 2 a sign from heaven 3 to test him.
The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came to argue with him. Testing him to see if he was from God, they demanded, "Give us a miraculous sign from heaven to prove yourself."
When they arrived, the Pharisees came out and started in on him, badgering him to prove himself, pushing him up against the wall.
And the Pharisees came out and put questions to him, requesting from him a sign from heaven, testing him.
The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him.
Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him.
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1 sn See the note on Pharisees in 2:16.
2 tn Grk “seeking from him.” The participle ζητοῦντες (zhtountes) shows the means by which the Pharisees argued with Jesus.
3 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.