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Matthew 16:21-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 From that time [a]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 up on the third day. 22 Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “[b]God forbid it, Lord! This shall never [c]happen to You.” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on [d]God’s interests, but man’s.”

Discipleship Is Costly

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

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:21 Two early mss read Jesus Christ
  2. Matthew 16:22 Lit (God be) merciful to You
  3. Matthew 16:22 Lit be
  4. Matthew 16:23 Lit the things of God
  5. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  6. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
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