Matthew 16
New Heart English Bible
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2But he answered them, When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' 3In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites. You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of Jonah." He left them, and departed.

5The disciples came to the other side and had forgotten to take bread. 6Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 7They reasoned among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread." 8But Jesus, becoming aware of this, said, "You of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves about having no bread? 9Do you still not understand? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11Why is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 12Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, "Who do men say that the Son of Man is?" 14They said, "Some say John the Baptist, some, Elijah, and 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 Messiah, the Son of the living God." 17And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this Rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. 19I will give to 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." 20Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he is the Messiah.

21From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 22Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord. This will never be done to you." 23But he turned, and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan. You are a stumbling block to me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men."

24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.

28Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2016
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