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Matthew 16 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus' claims by asking him to show them a miraculous sign from heaven. 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 He replied, "You know the saying, 'Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow, 2 He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'
3 red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.' You are good at reading the weather signs in the sky, but you can't read the obvious signs of the times! 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 Only an evil, faithless generation would ask for a miraculous sign, but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet 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 Later, after they crossed to the other side of the lake, the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring any food. 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 "Watch out!" Jesus warned them. "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7 They decided he was saying this because they hadn't brought any bread. 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he said, "You have so little faith! Why are you worried about having no food? 8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
9 Won't you ever understand? Don't you remember the five thousand I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of food that were left over? 9 Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
10 Don't you remember the four thousand I fed with seven loaves, with baskets of food left over? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 How could you even think I was talking about food? So again I say, 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and 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 at last they understood that he wasn't speaking about yeast or bread but about the false teaching of the Pharisees and 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 region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that 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 "Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets." 14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
15 Then he asked them, "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 Messiah, the Son of the living God." 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17 Jesus replied, "You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 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 Now I say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer 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 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you lock on earth will be locked in heaven, and whatever you open on earth will be opened in heaven." 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 he sternly warned them not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
21 From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that he had to go to Jerusalem, and he told them what would happen to him there. He would suffer at the hands of the leaders and the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, and he would be raised 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 But Peter took him aside and corrected him. "Heaven forbid, Lord," he said. "This 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 Jesus turned to Peter and said, "Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, and not from God's." 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 the disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and 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 If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
26 And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul? 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 I, the Son of Man, will come in the glory of my Father with his angels and will judge all people according to their deeds. 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 And I assure you that some of you standing here right now will not die before you see me, the Son of Man, coming in my Kingdom." 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."