r[See ver. 6 above]
ba[See ver. 24 above]

Matthew 16

The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs

1 a  And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and b  to test him c  they asked him to show them d  a sign from heaven. 2He answered them
Some manuscripts omit the following words to the end of verse 3
f  “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’
3And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ g  You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret h  the signs of the times. 4 i  An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So j  he left them and departed.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees

5When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6Jesus said to them, Watch and k  beware of l  the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 7And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.” 8But m  Jesus, aware of this, said, n  “O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? 9 o  Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember p  the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10Or q  the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 11How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? r  Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 s  Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of t  the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 u  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say v  John the Baptist, others say w  Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter replied x  You are y  the Christ z  the Son of aa  the living God.” 17And Jesus answered him, ab  Blessed are you, ac  Simon Bar-Jonah! For ad  flesh and blood has not revealed this to you ae  but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you af  you are Peter, and ag  on this rock
The Greek words for  Peter and  rock sound similar
I will build my church, and ai  the gates of aj  hell
Greek  the gates of Hades
shall not prevail against it.
19I will give you al  the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and am  whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed
Or  shall have been bound . . . shall have been loosed
in heaven.”
20 ao  Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21 ap  From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that aq  he must go to Jerusalem and ar  suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on as  the third day be raised. 22And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord!
Or “[May God be] merciful to you, Lord!”
This shall never happen to you.”
23But he turned and said to Peter, au  Get behind me, Satan! You are av  a hindrance
Greek stumbling block
to me. For you ax  are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

24Then Jesus told his disciples, If anyone would come after me, let him ay  deny himself and az  take up his cross and follow me. 25For ba  whoever would save his life
The same Greek word can mean either soul or  life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and twice in verse 26
will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
26For bc  what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or bd  what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27 be  For the Son of Man is going to come with bf  his angels in the glory of his Father, and bg  then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not bh  taste death bi  until they see the Son of Man bj  coming in his kingdom.”

Copyright information for ESV