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Matthew 16:16-26 NIV

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

References for Matthew 16:16

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.

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18 And I tell you that you are Peter,aand on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hadesbwill not overcome it.

References for Matthew 16:18

    • š 16:18 - The Greek word for "Peter" means "rock."
    • › 16:18 - That is, the realm of the dead
      19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will becbound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bedloosed in heaven.”

      References for Matthew 16:19

        • œ 16:19 - Or "will have been"
        •  16:19 - Or "will have been"
          20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

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          Jesus Predicts His Death

          21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
          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! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

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          24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

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          25 For whoever wants to save their lifeewill lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

          References for Matthew 16:25

            • ž 16:25 - The Greek word means either "life" or "soul" ; also in verse 26.
              26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

              Study tools for Matthew 16:16-26

              • a 16:3 - Some early manuscripts do not have "When evening comes … of the times."
              • b 16:18 - The Greek word for "Peter" means "rock."
              • c 16:18 - That is, the realm of the dead
              • d 16:19 - Or "will have been"
              • e 16:19 - Or "will have been"
              • f 16:25 - The Greek word means either "life" or "soul" ; also in verse 26.