Matthew 16:18-28 NIV

18 And I tell you that you are Peter,a1 and on this rock I will build my church,2 and the gates of Hadesb will not overcome it.c

References for Matthew 16:18

    • c 16:18 - "Peter" means "rock."
    • d 16:18 - Or "hell"
    • e 16:18 - Or "not prove stronger than it"
      19 I will give you the keys3 of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bed bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bee loosed in heaven."4

      References for Matthew 16:19

        • f 16:19 - Or "have been"
        • g 16:19 - Or "have been"
          20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone5 that he was the Christ.

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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 Jerusalem6 and suffer many things7 at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,8 and that he must be killed9 and on the third day10 be raised to life.11
          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!12 You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."

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          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.13

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          25 For whoever wants to save his lifef will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.14

          References for Matthew 16:25

            • h 16:25 - The Greek word means either "life" or "soul "; also in verse 26.
              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 Man15 is going to come16 in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.17
              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."