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Matthew 16:13-28 (New American Standard)

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Peter's Confession of Christ

13 1Now when Jesus came into the district of 2Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that 3the Son of Man is?" 14 And they said, "Some say 4John the Baptist; and others, a5Elijah; but still others, bJeremiah, or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are c6the Christ, 7the Son of 8the living God." 17 And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, 9Simon dBarjona, because 10flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 "I also say to you that you are e11Peter, and upon this frock I will build My church; and the gates of 12Hades will not overpower it. 19 "I will give you 13the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and 14whatever you bind on earth gshall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth hshall have been loosed in heaven." 20 15Then He iwarned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was j16the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 17From that time kJesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and 18suffer 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, "lGod forbid it, Lord! This shall never mhappen to You." 23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, 19Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on nGod's interests, but man's."

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and 20take up his cross and follow Me. 25 "For 21whoever wishes to save his olife will lose it; but whoever loses his plife for My sake will find it. 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? 27 "For the 22Son of Man 23is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and 24WILL THEN qREPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS rDEEDS. 28 "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the 25Son of Man 26coming in His kingdom."
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