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Matthew 16 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus, wanting to trick him. So they asked him to show them a miracle from God. 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 Jesus answered, "At sunset you say we will have good weather, because the sky is red. 2 He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'
3 And in the morning you say that it will be a rainy day, because the sky is dark and red. You see these signs in the sky and know what they mean. In the same way, you see the things that I am doing now, but you don't know their meaning. 3 and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
4 Evil and sinful people ask for a miracle as a sign, but they will not be given any sign, except the sign of Jonah." Then Jesus left them and went away. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus then left them and went away.
5 Jesus' followers went across the lake, but they had forgotten to bring bread. 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 Jesus said to them, "Be careful! Beware of the yeast of the Phari- sees and the Sadducees." 6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7 His followers discussed the meaning of this, saying, "He said this because we forgot to bring bread." 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8 Knowing what they were talking about, Jesus asked them, "Why are you talking about not having bread? Your faith is small. 8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
9 Do you still not understand? Remember the five loaves of bread that fed the five thousand? And remember that you filled many baskets with the leftovers? 9 Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
10 Or the seven loaves of bread that fed the four thousand and the many baskets you filled then also? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 I was not talking to you about bread. Why don't you understand that? I am telling you to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees." 11 How is it you don't understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
12 Then the followers understood that Jesus was not telling them to beware of the yeast used in bread but to beware of the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. 12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 When Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his followers, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
14 They answered, "Some say you are John the Baptist. Others say you are Elijah, and still others say you are Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
15 Then Jesus asked them, "And who do you say I am?" 15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17 Jesus answered, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because no person taught you that. My Father in heaven showed you who I am. 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
18 So I tell you, you are Peter. On this rock I will build my church, and the power of death will not be able to defeat it. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; the things you don't allow on earth will be the things that God does not allow, and the things you allow on earth will be the things that God allows." 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
20 Then Jesus warned his followers not to tell anyone he was the Christ. 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
21 From that time on Jesus began telling his followers that he must go to Jerusalem, where the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law would make him suffer many things. He told them he must be killed and then be raised from the dead on the third day. 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, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took Jesus aside and told him not to talk like that. He said, "God save you from those things, Lord! Those things will never happen to you!" 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!"
23 Then Jesus said to Peter, "Go away from me, Satan! You are not helping me! You don't care about the things of God, but only about the things people think are important." 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 things of God, but the things of men."
24 Then Jesus said to his followers, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. 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.
25 Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
26 It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls. 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 The Son of Man will come again with his Father's glory and with his angels. At that time, he will reward them for what they have done. 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.
28 I tell you the truth, some people standing here will see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom before they die." 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."