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Matthew 16:21-28 (New International Version)

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Jesus Predicts His Death

16:21-28pp -- Mk 8:31-9:1; Lk 9:22-27

21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem1 and suffer many things2 at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,3 and that he must be killed4 and on the third day5 be raised to life.6 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!" 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!7 You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.8 25 For whoever wants to save his lifea will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.9 26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man10 is going to come11 in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.12 28 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
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