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King James 2000 Bible
Pharisees and Sadducees Seek a Sign
1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and testing him desired that he would show them a sign from heaven.
2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and overcast. O you hypocrites, you can discern the appearance of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?
4A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
5And when his disciples came to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
6Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
8Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have brought no bread?
9Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
10Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
11How is it that you do not understand that I spoke not to you concerning bread, that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
12Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Peter's Confession at Caesarea Philippi
13When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15He said unto them, But whom say you that I am?
16And Simon Peter answered, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven.
18And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it.
19And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be what has been bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be what has been loosed in heaven.
20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
21From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord: this shall not be unto you.
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense unto me: for you consider not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
A Disciple must Deny Himself
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.