Matthew 16

And the pharisees and sadducees came to Him, and captiously asked Him to shew them a sign from heaven. But He answered them, In the evening ye say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red: and in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day, for the sky is red and lowring. Ye hypocrites, can ye distinguish the appearance of the sky, and not discern the signs of these times? This wicked and degenerate race demand a sign; but no sign shall be given them, except that of the prophet Jonah. And so He left them and went away. Now when his disciples departed to the other side, they forgot to take bread with them: and therefore when Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the pharisees and of the sadducees, they said one to another, It is because we have taken no bread. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said to them, O ye of little faith, why do ye argue among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves divided among five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 nor the seven loaves among four thousand, and how many baskets-full ye took away? 11 How is it then that ye do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, when I bid you to beware of the leaven of the pharisees and of the sadducees? 12 Then they understood, that He did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the pharisees and of the sadducees. 13 And when Jesus came into the parts of Cesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am? 14 And they answered, Some say thou art John the Baptist, others Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 But, saith He unto them, whom do ye say that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus replied and said unto him, Blessed art thou Simon son of Jonas, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say unto thee, as thou art called Peter, so upon this rock, which thou hast confessed, will I build my church, and the gates of death shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged He his disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Messiah. 21 And from that time began Jesus to acquaint his disciples, that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes; and be put to death, and be raised again on the third day. 22 Then Peter took Him and began to expostulate with Him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: may this never be unto thee. 23 But He turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan, thou art an offence to me; for thou regardest not the things of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any one is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me: 25 for he that would save his life shall lose it; but he that would lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give as a ransom for his soul? 27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his father, with his angels, and then he will recompense every one according to his practice. 28 And I tell you of a truth, there be some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
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