Matthew 16
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The Demand for a Sign
(Mark 8:11–13; Luke 12:54–56)

1The Pharisees also, with the Saducees, came, and temptyng, desired hym that he woulde shewe them a signe from heauen. 2He aunswered & sayde vnto them: when it is euenyng, ye say, it wyll be fayre weather: for the sky is redde. 3And in the mornyng, It wyll be foule weather to day: for the sky is lowryng redde. O ye hypocrites, ye can discerne the outwarde appearaunce of the sky: but can ye not discerne the signes of the tymes? 4The froward and adulterous nation requireth a signe: and there shall no signe be geuen vnto it, but the signe of the prophete Ionas. And he left them, and departed.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
(Mark 8:14–21; Luke 12:1–3)

5And when his disciples were come to the other syde of the water, they had forgotten to take bread with them.

6Then Iesus sayde vnto them: Take heede and beware of the leuen of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees. 7And they thought in them selues, saying: for we haue taken no bread with vs. 8Which when Iesus vnderstoode, he sayde vnto them: O ye of little fayth, why thynke you within your selues, because ye haue brought no bread? 9Do ye not yet perceaue, neither remember those fyue loaues, when there were fyue thousande men, and howe many baskets toke ye vp? 10Neither the seuen loaues, when there were foure thousande men, and howe many baskets toke ye vp? 11Howe is it that ye do not vnderstande, that I spake it not vnto you concernyng bread, warnyng you that ye shoulde beware of the leuen of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees? 12Then vnderstoode they, howe that he bad not them beware of the leuen of bread: but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees.

Peter’s Confession of Christ
(Mark 8:27–30; Luke 9:18–20; John 6:67–71)

13When Iesus came into the coastes of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that I the sonne of man am? 14They sayde: some say that thou art Iohn Baptist, some Helias, some Ieremias, or one of the prophetes. 15He sayth vnto them: but whom say ye that I am? 16Simon Peter aunswered and sayde: Thou art Christe, the sonne of the lyuyng God. 17And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: happy art thou Simon Bar Iona, for flesh & blood hath not opened that vnto thee, but my father which is in heauen. 18And I say also vnto thee, that thou art Peter, and vpon this rocke I wyll buylde my congregation: And the gates of hell shall not preuayle agaynst it. 19And I wyll geue vnto thee, the keyes of the kingdome of heauen: And whatsoeuer thou byndest in earth, shalbe bounde in heauen: and whatsoeuer thou loosest in earth, shalbe loosed in heauen. 20Then charged he his disciples, that they shoulde tell no man, that he was Iesus Christe.

Christ’s Passion Foretold
(Mark 8:31–33; Luke 9:21–22)

21From that tyme foorth, began Iesus to shewe vnto his disciples, howe that he must go vnto Hierusalem, and suffer many thynges of the elders, and hye priestes, & scribes, and must be kylled, and be raysed agayne the thyrde day. 22And when Peter had taken him aside, he began to rebuke hym, saying: Lorde, fauour thy selfe, this shall not be vnto thee. 23But he turned hym about, and sayde vnto Peter: go after me Satan, thou art an offence vnto me: for thou sauerest not the thynges that be of God, but those that be of men.

Take Up Your Cross
(Mark 8:34–38; Luke 9:23–27)

24Then sayde Iesus vnto his disciples: If any man wyll folowe me, let hym forsake him selfe, and take vp his crosse, and folowe me. 25For, who so wyll saue his lyfe, shall lose it: Agayne, who so doth lose his lyfe for my sake, shall fynde it. 26For what doth it profite a man, yf he wynne all the whole worlde, and lose his owne soule? Or what shall a man geue for a raunsome of his soule? 27For the sonne of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his Angels: and then shall he rewarde euery man accordyng to his workes.

28Ueryly I say vnto you, there be some standyng here, which shall not taste of death, tyll they see the sonne of man come in his kyngdome.

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