2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
2 He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'
2 He answered them,
2 He told them, "You have a saying that goes, 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight;
2 He answered and said to them, "When it is evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red';
2 He replied, "You know the saying, 'Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow;
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 16:2
Commentary on Matthew 16:1-4
(Read Matthew 16:1-4)
The Pharisees and Sadducees were opposed to each other in principles and in conduct; yet they joined against Christ. But they desired a sign of their own choosing: they despised those signs which relieved the necessity of the sick and sorrowful, and called for something else which would gratify the curiosity of the proud. It is great hypocrisy, when we slight the signs of God's ordaining, to seek for signs of our own devising.