Interpreting the Time
He also said to the crowds, g "When you see h a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A shower is coming.' And so it happens.
And g when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be i scorching heat,' and it happens.
You hypocrites! j You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
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Matthew 16:2 - 3
He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.
1 Kings 18:43 - 44
And he said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." And he went up and looked and said, "There is nothing." And he said, "Go again," seven times.
He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A shower is coming.' And so it happens.
Saying, 'These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.
And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.