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Chapter 16

1The Pharisees and Sadducees came up and to test him asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2He answered,

4“It is a wicked and faithless age that insists on a sign, and no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah.”

And he left them and went away.

5When the disciples went across the lake, they forgot to take any bread. 6And Jesus said to them,

“Look out, and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!”

7But they were discussing something with one another, and saying,

“We have not brought any bread!”

8Jesus noticed it and said,

“Why are you discussing with one another your being without bread? You have so little faith! 9Do you not understand yet? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets full you gathered up? 10Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets full you gathered up? 11Why do you not see that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!”

12Then they understood that he was warning them not against yeast but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13When Jesus reached the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,

“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

14They said,

“Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15He said to them,

“But who do you say that I am?”

16Simon Peter answered,

“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!”

17Jesus answered,

“Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for human nature has not disclosed this to you, but my Father in heaven! 18But I tell you, your name is Peter, a rock, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not subdue it. 19I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you forbid on earth will be held in heaven to be forbidden, and whatever you permit on earth will be held in heaven to be permitted.”

20Then he warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.

21It was then that Jesus Christ for the first time explained to his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and endure great suffering there at the hands of the elders, high priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day. 22And Peter took him aside and began to reprove him for it, saying,

“God bless you, Master! that can never happen to you!”

23But he turned and said to Peter,

“Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!”

24Then Jesus said to his disciples,

“If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself and take his cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to preserve his own life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26For what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but parts with his life? What can a man give to buy back his life? 27For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay everyone for what he has done. 28I tell you, some of you who stand here will certainly live to see the Son of Man come to reign!”

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