Mateus 16

1 THE Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus, and, in order to put him to a test, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.



4 But he answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation is eager for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah"; and he left them and went away.

5 When the disciples got to the other side of the lake, they had forgotten to take bread,

6 and Jesus said to them, "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees."

7 They were discussing this among themselves, saying, "It is because we have brought no bread."

8 But Jesus, when he knew it, said, "Why are you discussing among yourselves, O men of little faith, because you have no bread?

9 Do you not yet know? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many basketfuls you picked up?

10 Or the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many basketfuls you picked up?

11 How is it that you do not perceive that I was not speaking to you about bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

12 Then they understood that he had told them to beware not of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 After corning into the neighborhood of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"

14 They said, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; others Jeremiah or some one of the prophets."

15 He said to them, "But you, who do you say that I am?"

16 Simon Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood have not revealed it to you, but my Father in heaven.

18 And I tell you that you are Peter [which means Rock], and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

20 Then he strictly charged his disciples not to tell any one that he was the Christ.

21 From that time Jesus began to make plain to his disciples that he had to go away to Jerusalem, and suffer greatly from the elders and high priests and scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.

22 Peter took him and began to reprove him, saying, "Please God, Sir; this shall not happen to you."

23 But he, turning, said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan; you are a snare to me, for you are not thinking God's thoughts, but men's."

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any one chooses to come after me, let him disown self and take up his cross and follow me.

25 For whoever chooses to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

26 For what profit will a man have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? or what can a man give to buy back his soul?

27 For the Son of Man will soon come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will repay each in full according to his actions.

28 I tell you truly there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste of death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."