Chapter 16Matthew

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1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from :heaven. 2 But he answered and said to them, When it is evening, ye say, Fair weather: for the heaven is red. 3 And in the morning, †Foul weather today: 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 seasons. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed. 5 And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take loaves. 6 And :Jesus said to them, †Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying [that], We took no loaves. 8 And :Jesus perceiving it said, Ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have no loaves? 9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many hampers ye took up? 11 How perceive ye not that I spake not to you concerning loaves? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 12 Then understood they that he bade them beware not of the leaven of the loaves, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 Now when :Jesus came into the parts of Cæsarea :Philippi, he asked his :disciples, saying, Who do :men say that the Son of :man is? 14 And they said, Some say John the Baptist; and some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith to them, But who say YE that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living :God. 17 And :Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my :Father who is in the heavens. 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. 19 I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens; and whatever thou shalt bind on the earth shall be bound in the heavens; and whatever thou shalt loose on the earth shall be loosed in the heavens. 20 Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no one that he is the Christ.

21 From then on began Jesus Christ to show his :disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised. 22 And :Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying Mercy on thee, Lord: this shall in nowise be to thee. 23 But he turned, and said to :Peter, Get behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling unto me: for thou mindest not the things of :God, but the things of :men. 24 Then said :Jesus to his disciples, If any would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his :cross, and follow me. 25 For whoso would save his :life shall lose it: and whoso shall lose his :life for my sake shall find it. 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? 27 For the Son of :man is about to come in the glory of his :Father with his :angels; and then shall he render unto each according to his doing. 28 Amen I say unto you [that], There are some of those standing here, who shall in nowise taste of death, till they see the Son of :man coming in his :kingdom.

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