Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ(A)

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, (B)“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, (C)“Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or (D)one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do (E)you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, (F)“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, (G)for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but (H)My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that (I)you are Peter, and (J)on this rock I will build My church, and (K)the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it. 19 (L)And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [b]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

20 (M)Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection(N)

21 From that time Jesus began (O)to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, [c]“Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, (P)Satan! (Q)You are [d]an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him(R)

24 (S)Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and (T)follow Me. 25 For (U)whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what (V)profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or (W)what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For (X)the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father (Y)with His angels, (Z)and then He will reward each according to his works. 28 Assuredly, I say to you, (AA)there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 be victorious
  2. Matthew 16:19 Or will have been bound . . . will have been loosed
  3. Matthew 16:22 Lit. Merciful to You (May God be merciful)
  4. Matthew 16:23 a stumbling block