Matthew 16

Pharisees Test Jesus

1 a  The b  Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they c  asked Him to show them a
Or attesting miracle
sign from heaven.
2But He replied to them,
Early mss do not contain the rest of v 2 and v 3
,
f  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.’ g  Do you know how to discern the
Lit face
appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
4 i  An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a
Or attesting miracle
sign; and a
Or attesting miracle
sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.”
And He left them and went away.

5And the disciples came to the other side of the sea, but they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6And Jesus said to them, Watch out and l  beware of the
Or yeast
leaven of the n  Pharisees and Sadducees.”
7They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring any bread.” 8But Jesus, aware of this, said, o  You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread? 9Do you not yet understand or remember p  the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up? 10Or q  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 r  beware of the
Or yeast
leaven of the t  Pharisees and Sadducees.”
12Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the u  Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter’s Confession of Christ

13 v  Now when Jesus came into the district of w  Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, Who do people say that x  the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say y  John the Baptist; and others
Gr Elias
,
aa  Elijah; but still others
Gr Jeremias
Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
15He said to them, But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter answered, “You are
I.e. the Messiah
,
ad  the Christ ae  the Son of af  the living God.”
17And Jesus said to him, Blessed are you, ag  Simon
I.e. son of Jonah
Barjona, because ai  flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18I also say to you that you are
Gr Petros, a stone
,
ak  Peter, and upon this
Gr petra, large rock; bed-rock
rock I will build My church; and the gates of am  Hades will not overpower it.
19I will give you an  the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and ao  whatever you bind on earth
Gr estai dedemenon, fut. pft. pass.
shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth
Gr estai lelumenon, fut. pft. pass.
shall have been loosed in heaven.”
20 ar  Then He
Or strictly admonished
warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was
I.e. the Messiah
,
au  the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death

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

Discipleship Is Costly

24Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and bc  take up his cross and follow Me. 25“For bd  whoever wishes to save his
Or soul
life will lose it; but whoever loses his
Or soul
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? 27“For the bg  Son of Man bh  is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and bi  will then
Or recompense
repay every man according to his
Lit doing
deeds.

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