Jesus Foretells His Death

21 (A)From that time [a]Jesus began to [b]point out to His disciples that it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem and to (B)suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised up on the third day. 22 And yet Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “[c]God forbid it, Lord! This shall never [d]happen to You!” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, (C)Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on [e]God’s purposes, but men’s.”

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, (D)take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For (E)whoever wants to save his [f]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [g]life for My sake will find it. 26 For what good will it do a person if he gains the whole world, but [h]forfeits his soul? Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul?

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:21 Two early mss Jesus Christ
  2. Matthew 16:21 Or show
  3. Matthew 16:22 Lit (God be) merciful to You
  4. Matthew 16:22 Lit be
  5. Matthew 16:23 Lit the things of God
  6. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  7. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  8. Matthew 16:26 I.e., suffers the loss of