But He answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!"
For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, "Be saved from this corrupt generation!"
Then the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the fish three days and three nights.
As the crowds were increasing, He began saying: "This generation is an evil generation. It demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.
Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
And the LORD said, "My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years."
Ephraim is attached to idols; leave him alone!
Even if they raise children, I will bereave them of each one. Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!
Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.
As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him.
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his clothes and told them, "Your blood is on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."