The Pharisees require a sign.
Matthew 16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven. Matthew 16:2 But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, [It will be] fair weather: for the heaven is red. Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot [discern] the signs of the times. Matthew 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed. Matthew 16:5 And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread.
Jesus warneth his disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Matthew 16:6 And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread. Matthew 16:8 And Jesus perceiving it said, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have no bread? Matthew 16:9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Matthew 16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Matthew 16:11 How is it that ye do not perceive that I spake not to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 16:12 Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
The people's opinion of Christ,
Matthew 16:13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is? Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some [say] John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?
and Peter's confession of him.
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:19 I will give unto 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. Matthew 16:20 Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.
Jesus foresheweth his death,
Matthew 16:21 From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. Matthew 16:22 And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall never be unto thee.
reproving Peter for dissuading him from it:
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men.
and admonisheth those that will follow him, to bear the cross.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:25 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:26 For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds. Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.