The Pharisees require a sign.
Matthew 16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, did question him, to shew to them a sign from the heaven, Matthew 16:2 and he answering said to them, 'Evening having come, ye say, Fair weather, for the heaven is red, Matthew 16:3 and at morning, Foul weather to-day, for the heaven is redgloomy; hypocrites, the face of the heavens indeed ye do know to discern, but the signs of the times ye are not able! Matthew 16:4 'A generation evil and adulterous doth seek a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet;' and having left them he went away. Matthew 16:5 And his disciples having come to the other side, forgot to take loaves,
Jesus warneth his disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Matthew 16:6 and Jesus said to them, 'Beware, and take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees;' Matthew 16:7 and they were reasoning in themselves, saying, 'Because we took no loaves.' Matthew 16:8 And Jesus having known, said to them, 'Why reason ye in yourselves, ye of little faith, because ye took no loaves? Matthew 16:9 do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many hand-baskets ye took up? Matthew 16:10 nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Matthew 16:11 how do ye not understand that I did not speak to you of breadto take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?' Matthew 16:12 Then they understood that he did not say to take heed of the leaven of the bread, but of the teaching, of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
The people's opinion of Christ,
Matthew 16:13 And Jesus, having come to the parts of Caesarea Philippi, was asking his disciples, saying, 'Who do men say me to bethe Son of Man?' Matthew 16:14 and they said, 'Some, John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.' Matthew 16:15 He saith to them, 'And yewho do ye say me to be?'
and Peter's confession of him.
Matthew 16:16 and Simon Peter answering said, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answering said to him, 'Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens. Matthew 16:18 'And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it; Matthew 16:19 and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.' Matthew 16:20 Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
Jesus foresheweth his death,
Matthew 16:21 From that time began Jesus to shew to his disciples that it is necessary for him to go away to Jerusalem, and to suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and to be put to death, and the third day to rise. Matthew 16:22 And having taken him aside, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, 'Be kind to thyself, sir; this shall not be to thee;'
reproving Peter for dissuading him from it:
Matthew 16:23 and he having turned, said to Peter, 'Get thee behind me, adversary! thou art a stumbling-block to me, for thou dost not mind 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 to his disciples, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me, Matthew 16:25 for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it, Matthew 16:26 for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life? Matthew 16:27 'For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work. Matthew 16:28 Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'