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Matthew 16 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came and, testing him, made a request to him to give them a 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 But in answer he said to them, At nightfall you say, The weather will be good, for 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, The weather will be bad today, for the sky is red and angry. You are able to see the face of heaven, but not the 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 An evil and false generation is searching after a sign; and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah. And he went away from them. 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 And when the disciples came to the other side they had not taken thought to get bread. 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 And Jesus said to them, Take care to have nothing to do with the leaven 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 And they were reasoning among themselves, saying, We took no bread. 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8 And Jesus, seeing it, said, O you of little faith, why are you reasoning among yourselves, because you have no bread? 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 see, or keep in mind the five cakes of bread of the five thousand, and the number of baskets you took up? 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 cakes of bread of the four thousand, and the number of baskets you took up? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 How is it that you do not see that I was not talking to you about bread, but about keeping away from the leaven 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 they saw that it was not the leaven of bread which he had in mind, but the 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 Now when Jesus had come into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he said, questioning his disciples, Who do men 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 And they said, Some say, John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, 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 He says to them, But who do you say that I am? 15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
16 And Simon Peter made answer and said, 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 And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven. 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 And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome 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 to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever is fixed by you on earth will be fixed in heaven: and whatever you make free on earth will be made free 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 gave orders to the disciples to give no man word that he was the Christ. 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
21 From that time Jesus went on to make clear to his disciples how he would have to go up to Jerusalem, and undergo much at the hands of those in authority and the chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and the third day come again from the dead. 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 And Peter, protesting, said to him, Be it far from you, Lord; it is impossible that this will come about. 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!"
23 But he, turning to Peter, said, Get out of my way, Satan: you are a danger to me because your mind is not on the things of God, but on the things of men. 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 disciples, If any man would come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross, and come after 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 Because whoever has a desire to keep his life safe will have it taken from him; but whoever gives up his life because of me, will have it given back to him. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
26 For what profit has a man, if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 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 the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he will give to every man the reward of his works. 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 Truly I say to you, There are some of those here who will not have a taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his 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."