Bible: Mark 8:11-21

The Demand for a Sign

8:11 Then the Pharisees 1  came and began to argue with Jesus, asking for 2  a sign from heaven 3  to test him. 8:12 Sighing deeply in his spirit he said, “Why does this generation look for a sign? I tell you the truth, 4  no sign will be given to this generation.” 8:13 Then 5  he left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side.

The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

8:14 Now 6  they had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 8:15 And Jesus 7  ordered them, 8 Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees 9  and the yeast of Herod! 8:16 So they began to discuss with one another about having no bread. 10  8:17 When he learned of this, 11  Jesus said to them, “Why are you arguing 12  about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? 8:18 Though you have eyes, don’t you see? And though you have ears, can’t you hear? 13  Don’t you remember? 8:19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, “Twelve.” 8:20 When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, 14 Seven.” 8:21 Then 15  he said to them, “Do you still not understand? 16 

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