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Matthew 16:2

    Matthew 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in answer he said to them, At nightfall you say, The weather will be good, for the sky is red.

    Webster's Revision

    But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.

    World English Bible

    But he answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 16:2

    When it is evening - There are certain signs of fair and foul weather, which ye are in the constant habit of observing, and which do not fail. - The signs of the times: the doctrine which I preach, and the miracles which I work among you, are as sure signs that the day-spring from on high has visited you for your salvation; but if ye refute to hear, and continue in darkness, the red and gloomy cloud of vindictive justice shall pour out such a storm of wrath upon you as shalt sweep you from the face of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 16:2

    He answered ... - The meaning of this answer is, There are certain indications by which you judge about the weather.

    In the evening you think you can predict the weather tomorrow. You have evidence in the redness of the sky by which you judge. So there are sufficient indications on which you should judge concerning me and these times. My miracles, and the state of affairs in Judea, are an indication by which you should judge.

    Is red - Almost all nations have observed this as an indication of fair weather.

    In the morning ...the sky is red and lowering - That is, there are threatening clouds in the sky, which are made red by the rays of the rising sun. This, in Judea, was a sign of a tempest. In other places, however, the signs of a storm may be different.

    The face of the sky - The appearance of the sky.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 16:2

    16:2 Luke 12:54.