Matthew 16
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The Pharisees and Sadducees Test Jesus

1And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him, they asked Him to show them [†]a sign from heaven. 2But He replied to them, [†]When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the [†]appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? 4An evil and adulterous generation eagerly seeks for [†]a sign; and [†]a sign will not be given it, except the [†]sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.

5And coming to the other side of the sea, the disciples had forgotten to bring bread. 6And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the [†]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 7Now they began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring bread.” 8But Jesus, aware of this, said, “You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread? 9Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up? 10Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets full you picked up? 11How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the [†]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter Confesses Jesus Is the Christ

13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, [†]Elijah; but still others, [†]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16And Simon Peter answered and said, “You are [†]the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [†]Bar-Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18And I also say to you that you are [†]Peter, and upon this [†]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth [†]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth [†]shall have been loosed in heaven.” 20Then He [†]warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the [†]Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21From that time [†]Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. 22And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “[†]God forbid it, Lord! This shall never [†]happen to You.” 23But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on [†]God’s interests, but man’s.”

Take Up Your Cross

24Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25For whoever wishes to save his [†]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [†]life for My sake will find it. 26For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN [†]REPAY EACH ONE ACCORDING TO HIS [†]DEEDS.

28“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

1 Or an attesting miracle
2 Early mss omit rest of v 2 and v 3
3 Lit face
4 Or an attesting miracle
4 Or an attesting miracle
4 Or attesting miracle
6 Or yeast
11 Or yeast
14 Gr Elias
14 Gr Jeremias
16 The Messiah
17 Lit son of Jonah
18 Gr Petros, a stone
18 Gr petra, a large rock or bed-rock
19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
20 Or strictly admonished
20 Messiah
21 Two early mss Jesus Christ
22 Lit (God be) merciful to You
22 Lit be
23 Lit the things of God
25 Or soul
25 Or soul
27 Or recompense
27 Lit doing

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