Matthew 16

CLV(i) 1 And, approaching, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, trying Him, inquire to have Him exhibit a sign out of heaven to them." 2 Now He, answering, said to them, 3 - 4 A generation, wicked and an adulteress, for a sign is seeking, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah.And leaving them, He came away." 5 And the disciples, coming to the other side, forgot to get bread." 6 Now Jesus said to them, "See and take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees!" 7 Now they reasoned among themselves, saying that "We got no bread." 8 Now, knowing it, Jesus said, "Why are you reasoning among yourselves, scant of faith, that you have no bread? 9 Not as yet are you apprehending, neither remembering the five cakes of bread of the five thousand and how many panniers you got? 10 Neither the seven cakes of bread of the four thousand and how many hampers you got? 11 How is it you are not apprehending that I spoke not to you concerning bread? Now take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 12 Then they understand that he did not say to take heed of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 13 Now Jesus, coming into parts of Caesarea Philippi, asked His disciples, saying, "Who are men saying the Son of Mankind is? 14 Now they say, "These, indeed, John the baptist; yet others Elijah; yet others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He is saying to them, "Now you, who are you saying that I am? 16 Now answering, Simon Peter said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 Now, answering, Jesus said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood does not reveal it to you, but My Father Who is in the heavens." 18 Now I, also, am saying to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will I be building My ecclesia, and the gates of the unseen shall not be prevailing against it." 19 I will be giving you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatsoever you should be binding on the earth shall be those things having been bound in the heavens, and whatsoever you should be loosing on the earth, shall be those having been loosed in the heavens." 20 Then He cautions the disciples that they may be saying to no one that He is the Christ. 21 Thenceforth begins Jesus to show His disciples that He must be coming away into Jerusalem and to be suffering much from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and the third day to be roused." 22 And, taking Him to him, Peter begins to rebuke Him, saying, "Propitious be it to Thee, Lord! By no means shall this be for Thee!" 23 Now, being turned, He said to Peter, "Go away behind Me, satan! A snare are you to Me, for you are not disposed to that which is of God, but that which is of men." 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples: "If anyone is wanting to come after Me, let him renounce himself and pick up his cross and follow Me." 25 For whosoever may be wanting to save his soul shall be destroying it. Yet whoever should be destroying his soul on My account shall be finding it. 26 For what will a man be benefited, if he should ever be gaining the whole world, yet be forfeiting his soul? Or what will a man be giving in exchange for his soul? 26 For the Son of Mankind is about to be coming in the glory of His Father, with His messengers, and then He will be paying each in accord with his practice." 27 Verily I am saying to you that there are some of those standing here who under no circumstances should be tasting death till they should be perceiving the Son of Mankind coming in His kingdom."