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Matthew 16
2 He replied to them, Some manuscripts do not have the rest of verse and all of verse 3.When it is evening you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red, 3 And in the morning, It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and has a gloomy and threatening look. You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4 A wicked and morally unfaithful generation craves a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Then He left them and went away. 5 When the disciples reached the other side of the sea, they found that they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6 Jesus said to them, Be careful and on your guard against the leaven (ferment) of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves about it, saying, It is because we did not bring any bread. 8 But Jesus, aware of this, asked, Why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? O you little faith! 9 Do you not yet discern (perceive and understand)? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10 Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11 How is it that you fail to understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But beware of the leaven (ferment) of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 12 Then they discerned that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 13 Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is? 14 And they answered, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. 15 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? 16 Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are The rock on which the church is built is traditionally interpreted as either Peter's inspired confession of faith in Jesus as the Messiah, or it may be Peter himself (see Eph. 2:20).Peter , and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.infernal region) shall Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.not overpower it . 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation: ``The perfect passive participle, here referring to a state of having been already forbidden ."must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation: ``The perfect passive participle, here referring to a state of having been already forbidden ."must be what is already loosed in heaven. 20 Then He sternly and strictly charged and warned the disciples to tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ. 21 From that time forth Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders and the high priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.from death. 22 Then Peter took Him aside Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.to speak to Him privately and began to reprove and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.charge Him sharply, saying, God forbid, Lord! This must never happen to You! 23 But Jesus turned Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.away from Peter and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way ; for you are Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but of men. 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me . 25 For whoever is bent on saving his life shall lose it ; and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it . 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life ? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.life ? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory (majesty, splendor) of His Father with His angels, and then He will render account and reward every man in accordance with what he has done. 28 Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in (into) His kingdom.

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