Matthew 16 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus. So they asked 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 responded to them, "In the evening you say that the weather will be fine 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 there will be a storm today because the sky is red and overcast. You can forecast the weather by judging the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret 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 "Evil and unfaithful people look for a miraculous sign. But the only sign they will be given is that of Jonah." Then he left them standing there 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 The disciples had forgotten to take any bread along when they went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
6 Jesus said to them, "Be careful! Watch out for 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 The disciples had been discussing among themselves that they had not taken any bread along. 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8 Jesus knew about their conversation and asked, "Why are you discussing among yourselves that you don't have any bread? You have so little faith! 8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
9 Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand and how many baskets you filled? 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 seven loaves for the four thousand and how many large baskets you filled? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
11 Why don't you understand that I wasn't talking to you about bread? Watch out for 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 they understood that he didn't say to watch out for the yeast in bread, but to watch out for the teachings 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 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 Baptizer, others Elijah, still 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 asked them, "But 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, "Simon, son of Jonah, you are blessed! No human revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven revealed it to you. 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 You are Peter, and I can guarantee that on this rock I will build my church. And the gates of hell will not overpower 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. Whatever you imprison, God will imprison. And whatever you set free, God will set free." 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 strictly ordered the disciples 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 that time on Jesus began to inform his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem. There he would have to suffer a lot because of the leaders, chief priests, and scribes. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be brought back to life. 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 him aside and objected to this. He said, "Heaven forbid, Lord! This must 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 But Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my way, Satan! You are tempting me to sin. You aren't thinking the way God thinks but the way humans think." 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, "Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses, 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 Those who want to save their lives will lose them. But those who lose their lives for me will find them. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
26 What good will it do for people to win the whole world and lose their lives? Or what will a person give in exchange for 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 The Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father's glory. Then he will pay back each person based on what that person has 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 can guarantee this truth: Some people who are standing here will not die until 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."