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Matthew 16

The Pharisees require a sign.

Matthew 16:1 Then came the Pharises and Sadduces, and did tempt him, desiring him to shew them a signe from heauen. Matthew 16:2 But he answered, and said vnto them, When it is euening, ye say, Faire wether: for ye skie is red. Matthew 16:3 And in the morning ye say, To day shall be a tempest: for the skie is red and lowring. O hypocrites, ye can discerne the face of the skie, and can ye not discerne the signes of the times? Matthew 16:4 The wicked generation, and adulterous seeketh a signe, but there shall no signe be giuen it, but that signe of the Prophet Ionas: so hee left them, and departed. Matthew 16:5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread with them.

Jesus warneth his disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:6 Then Iesus said vnto them, Take heede and beware of the leauen of the Pharises & Sadduces. Matthew 16:7 And they reasoned among themselues, saying, It is because we haue brought no bread. Matthew 16:8 But Iesus knowing it, saide vnto them, O ye of litle faith, why reason you thus among your selues, because ye haue brought no bread? Matthew 16:9 Doe ye not yet perceiue, neither remember the fiue loaues, when there were fiue thousand men, and how many baskets tooke ye vp? Matthew 16:10 Neither the seuen loaues when there were foure thousande men, and howe many baskets tooke ye vp? Matthew 16:11 Why perceiue ye not that I said not vnto you concerning bread, that ye shoulde beware of the leauen of the Pharises and Sadduces? Matthew 16:12 Then vnderstood they that he had not said that they should beware of the leauen of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharises, and Sadduces.

The people's opinion of Christ,

Matthew 16:13 Nowe when Iesus came into the coastes of Cesarea Philippi, hee asked his disciples, saying, Whome doe men say that I, the sonne of man am? Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say, Iohn Baptist: and some, Elias: and others, Ieremias, or one of the Prophets. Matthew 16:15 He said vnto them, But whome say ye that I am?

and Peter's confession of him.

Matthew 16:16 Then Simon Peter answered, & said, Thou art that Christ, the Sonne of the liuing God. Matthew 16:17 And Iesus answered, and saide to him, Blessed art thou, Simon, the sonne of Ionas: for flesh and blood hath not reueiled it vnto thee, but my Father which is in heauen. Matthew 16:18 And I say also vnto thee, that thou art Peter, and vpon this rocke I will builde my Church: and ye gates of hel shal not ouercome it. Matthew 16:19 And I will giue vnto thee the keyes of the kingdome of heauen, and whatsoeuer thou shalt binde vpon earth, shalbe bound in heauen: and whatsoeuer thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heauen. Matthew 16:20 Then hee charged his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Iesus that Christ.

Jesus foresheweth his death,

Matthew 16:21 From that time foorth Iesus beganne to shewe vnto his disciples, that he must goe vnto Hierusalem, and suffer many thinges of the Elders, and of the hie Priestes, and Scribes, and be slaine, and be raised againe the thirde day. Matthew 16:22 Then Peter tooke him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, Master, pitie thy selfe: this shall not be vnto thee.

reproving Peter for dissuading him from it:

Matthew 16:23 Then he turned backe, and said vnto Peter, Get thee behinde me, Satan: thou art an offence vnto me, because thou vnderstandest not the thinges that are of God, but the thinges that are of men.

and admonisheth those that will follow him, to bear the cross.

Matthew 16:24 Iesus then saide to his disciples, If any man will follow me, let him forsake himselfe: and take vp his crosse, and followe me. Matthew 16:25 For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: and whosoeuer shall lose his life for my sake, shall finde it. Matthew 16:26 For what shall it profite a man though he should winne the whole worlde, if hee lose his owne soule? Or what shall a man giue for recompence of his soule? Matthew 16:27 For the Sonne of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his Angels, and then shal he giue to euery man according to his deedes. Matthew 16:28 Verely I say vnto you, there bee some of them that stande here, which shall not taste of death, till they haue seene the Sonne of man come in his kingdome.

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