Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus Predicts His Death

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, the chief priests and the 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 began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
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 concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
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 they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

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Matthew 16:21-28 In-Context

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bebound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will beloosed in heaven.”
20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
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, the chief priests and the 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 began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
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 concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
25 For whoever wants to save their lifewill lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
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 they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

Cross References 12

  • 1. S Luke 9:51
  • 2. Psalms 22:6; Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 26:67,68; Mark 10:34; Luke 17:25; John 18:22,23; John 19:3
  • 3. Matthew 27:1,2
  • 4. Acts 2:23; Acts 3:13
  • 5. Hosea 6:2; Matthew 12:40; Luke 24:21,46; John 2:19; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4
  • 6. Matthew 17:22,23; Matthew 27:63; Mark 9:31; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:31-33; Luke 24:6,7
  • 7. S Matthew 4:10
  • 8. Matthew 10:38; Luke 14:27
  • 9. S John 12:25
  • 10. S Matthew 8:20
  • 11. S Luke 17:30; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; S 1 Corinthians 1:7; S 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; S Revelation 1:7; Revelation 22:7,12,20
  • 12. 2 Chronicles 6:23; Job 34:11; Psalms 62:12; Jeremiah 17:10; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek word means either "life" or "soul" ; also in verse 26.