And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with him, demanding a sign from heaven from him, to test him. Bible other translations

“And the Pharisees came out.” This record is also in Matthew 16:1-4. The Pharisees were accompanied by the Sadducees (Matt. 16:1). The Bible says that everyone who lives a godly life will suffer persecution. These religious zealots did not wait for Jesus even to come to where they were, but came out to him to argue with him and defend their religious turf.

Commentary for: Mark 8:11