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Matthew 16:15-25 (New International Version)

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15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ,a the Son of the living God."1 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man,2 but by my Father in heaven.3 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,b4 and on this rock I will build my church,5 and the gates of Hadesc will not overcome it.d 19 I will give you the keys6 of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bee bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bef loosed in heaven."7 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone8 that he was the Christ.

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 Jerusalem9 and suffer many things10 at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,11 and that he must be killed12 and on the third day13 be raised to life.14 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!15 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.16 25 For whoever wants to save his lifeg will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.17
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