16SimonPeteranswered, "You are a1the Christ, 2the Son of 3the livingGod."
And Jesussaid to him, "Blessed are you, 4SimonbBarjona, because5flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Fatherwho is in heaven.18"I alsosay to you that you are c6Peter, and upon thisdrock I will build My church ; and the gates of 7Hades will not overpower it.19"I will give you 8the keys of the kingdom of heaven ; and 9whatever you bind on eartheshall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earthfshall have been loosed in heaven."2010Then He gwarned the disciples that they should tellnoone that He was h11the Christ.
2112From that timeiJesusbegan to show His disciples that He mustgo to Jerusalem, and 13suffermanythings from the elders and chiefpriests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the thirdday.
22Petertook Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "jGodforbid it, Lord ! This shall neverkhappen to You."
But He turned and said to Peter, "Getbehind Me, 14Satan ! You are a stumblingblock to Me; for you are not setting your mind on lGod's interests, but man's."
24ThenJesussaid to His disciples, "Ifanyonewishes to comeafter Me, he must denyhimself, and 15take up his cross and follow Me.25"For 16whoeverwishes to save his mlife will lose it; but whoeverloses his nlife for My sake will find it.26"For what will it profit a manif he gains the wholeworld and forfeits his soul ? Orwhat will a mangive in exchange for his soul ?