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Matthew 16

The Pharisees require a sign.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also and the Sadducees came, and, tempting, desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. Matthew 16:2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, ye say, [It will be] fair weather: for the sky is red. Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowering. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the signs of the times? Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh for a sign; and there shall no sign been to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed. Matthew 16:5 And when his disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

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

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Matthew 16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, [It is] because we have taken no bread. Matthew 16:8 [Which] when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Matthew 16:9 Do ye not yet understand, 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 understand that I spoke not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Matthew 16:12 Then they understood that he did not caution them against the leaven of bread, but against the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

The people's opinion of Christ,

Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the borders of Cesarea Phillippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am? Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Matthew 16:15 He saith to 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 to him, Blessed art thou, Simon-Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:18 And I say also to thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:20 Then he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Jesus foresheweth his death,

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth Jesus began to show to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee.

reproving Peter for dissuading him from it:

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offense to me: for thou savorest not the things that are of God, but those that are of men.

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

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:25 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he will reward every man according to his works. Matthew 16:28 Verily I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste death, till they shall see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

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