22 And they *came to Bethsaida. And they *brought a blind man to Jesus and *implored Him to touch him.23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?”24 And he [a]looked up and said, “I see men, for [b]I see them like trees, walking around.”25 Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.26 And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”
Peter’s Confession of Christ
27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?”28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.”29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?”Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are [c]the Christ.”30 And He [d]warned them to tell no one about Him.
31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on [e]God’s interests, but man’s.”
34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.35 For whoever wishes to save his [f]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [g]life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
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