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Matthew 16:3

    Matthew 16:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in the morning, The weather will be bad today, for the sky is red and angry. You are able to see the face of heaven, but not the signs of the times.

    Webster's Revision

    And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.

    World English Bible

    In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the heaven is red and lowring. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.

    Definitions for Matthew 16:3

    Discern - To examine, prove or test; scrutinize.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 16:3

    The sky is red and lowering - The signs of fair and foul weather were observed in a similar manner among the Romans, and indeed among most other people. Many treatises have been written on the subject: thus a poet: -

    Caeruleus pluviam denunciant, Igneus euros

    Sin Maculae incipient Rutilo immiscerier Igni,

    Omnia tunc pariter Vento Nimbisque videbis

    Fervere Virg. Geor. i. l. 453

    "If fiery red his glowing globe descends,

    High winds and furious tempests he portends:

    But if his cheeks are swoll'n with livid blue,

    He bodes wet weather, by his watery hue

    If dusky spots are varied on his brow,

    And streak'd with red a troubled color show,

    That sullen mixture shall at once declare,

    Wind, rain, and storms, and elemental war

    Dryden.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 16:3

    16:3 The signs of the times - The signs which evidently show, that this is the time of the Messiah.