And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, â€œWhy does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.â€ And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side.
Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. And he cautioned them, saying, â€œWatch outâ€”beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.â€ They said to one another, â€œIt is because we have no bread.â€ And becoming aware of it, Jesus said to them, â€œWhy are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?â€ They said to him, â€œTwelve.â€ â€œAnd the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?â€ And they said to him, â€œSeven.â€ Then he said to them, â€œDo you not yet understand?â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.