1. Mark 8:12 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why does Jesus sigh deeply?

Mark 8:12 (ESV)

12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”

Jesus’ deep sigh indicates his distress over the moral perversity of the Jewish leaders.1 He is saddened to discover that the Pharisees heart’s are so hardened by sin.