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Matthew 12:38–42

The Sign of Jonah

12:39–42pp—Lk 11:29–32
12:43–45pp—Lk 11:24–26

38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a signh from you.”i

39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.j 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish,k so the Son of Manl will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.m 41 The men of Ninevehn will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah,o and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she camep from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.

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