Pharisees Test Jesus

1 1The 2Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they 3asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
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2 But He replied to them, "4When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
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    • b 16:2 - Early mss do not contain the rest of v 2 and v 3
      3 "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' 5Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot * discern the signs of the times?
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      4 "6An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah." And He left them and went away.
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        • d 16:4 - Or "attesting miracle"
        • e 16:4 - Or "attesting miracle"
          5 And the disciples came to the other side of the sea, but they had forgotten to bring any bread.
          6 And Jesus said to them, "Watch out and 7beware of the leaven of the 8Pharisees and Sadducees."
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          7 They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
          8 But Jesus, aware of this, said, "9You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread?
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          9 "Do you not yet understand or remember 10the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?
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          10 "Or 11the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets full you picked up?
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          11 "How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But 12beware of the leaven of the 13Pharisees and Sadducees."
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          12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the 14Pharisees and Sadducees.
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          Peter's Confession of Christ

          13 15Now when Jesus came into the district of 16Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that 17the Son of Man is?"
          14 And they said, "Some say 18John the Baptist; and others, 19Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
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          15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
          17 And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, 23Simon Barjona, because 24flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
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          18 "I also say to you that you are 25Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of 26Hades will not overpower it.
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            • l 16:18 - Gr "Petros," a stone
            • m 16:18 - Gr "petra," large rock; bed-rock
              19 "I will give you 27the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and 28whatever * you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever * you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
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                • n 16:19 - Gr "estai dedemenon," fut. pft. pass.
                • o 16:19 - Gr "estai lelumenon," fut. pft. pass.
                  20 29Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was 30the Christ.
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                    • p 16:20 - Or "strictly admonished"
                    • q 16:20 - I.e. the Messiah

                      Jesus Foretells His Death

                      21 31From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and 32suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
                      22 Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This shall never * happen to You."
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                        • s 16:22 - Lit (God be) "merciful to You"
                        • t 16:22 - Lit "be"
                          23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, 33Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."
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                            • u 16:23 - Lit "the things of God"

                              Discipleship Is Costly

                              24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and 34take up his cross and follow Me.
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                              25 "For 35whoever * wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever * loses his life for My sake will find it.
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                                  26 "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?