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20 Then He gave-orders to the disciples that they should tell no one that He is the Christ[a].

The King Begins To Predict His Death And Resurrection

21 From that time[b] on, Jesus began to show 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 on the third day. 22 And having taken Him aside, Peter began to rebuke Him, saying, “God be merciful[c] to You, Lord! This shall never happen to You”.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:20 That is, Messiah. This term had political overtones Jesus did not want to fan at this time.
  2. Matthew 16:21 Matthew reaches a turning point. Jesus now speaks directly about His death and resurrection for the first time, and begins to prepare the disciples for that event and their life and mission after it.
  3. Matthew 16:22 That is, May God mercifully spare You from this.

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