Matthew 16

1The Pharisees require a sign. 5Jesus warneth his disciples against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and explaineth his meaning. 13people's opinion, and Peter's confession, of Christ. 21Jesus foreshoweth his own death, and rebuketh Peter for dissuading him from it. 24He showeth that his followers must deny themselves in prospect of a future reward.

1 The 1Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and 2tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

2 He answered and said unto them, 1When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4 1A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. 2And he left them, and departed.

5 And 1when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

6 ¶ Then Jesus said unto them, 1Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, 1It is because we have taken no bread.

8 which when Jesus 1perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no 2bread?

9 1Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

10 1Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

11 1How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the 1doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

13 ¶ When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, 1Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, 1Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, 2Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, 1But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 1Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 1Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for 2flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, 3but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That 1thou art Peter, and 2upon this rock I will build my church; and the 3gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 1And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and 2whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 1Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

21 ¶ From that time forth began Jesus 1to shew 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 2be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, aBe it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, 1Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

241Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 1For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

26 1For 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?

27 1For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; 2and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

28 Verily I say unto you, 1There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, 2till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.