And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and (A)beware of the [a]leaven of the (B)Pharisees and Sadducees.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:6 Or yeast

11 How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But (A)beware of the [a]leaven of the (B)Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the (C)Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter’s Confession of Christ

13 (D)Now when Jesus came into the district of (E)Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that (F)the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say (G)John the Baptist; and others, [b](H)Elijah; but still others, [c]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are [d](I)the Christ, (J)the Son of (K)the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, (L)Simon [e]Barjona, because (M)flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are [f](N)Peter, and upon this [g]rock I will build My church; and the gates of (O)Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you (P)the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and (Q)whatever you bind on earth [h]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth [i]shall have been loosed in heaven.” 20 (R)Then He [j]warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was [k](S)the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 (T)From that time [l]Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and (U)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, “[m]God forbid it, Lord! This shall never [n]happen to You.” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, (V)Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on [o]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 (W)take up his cross and follow Me. 25 For (X)whoever wishes to save his [p]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [q]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? 27 For the (Y)Son of Man (Z)is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and (AA)will then [r]repay every man according to his [s]deeds.

28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the (AB)Son of Man (AC)coming in His kingdom.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:11 Or yeast
  2. Matthew 16:14 Gr Elias
  3. Matthew 16:14 Gr Jeremias
  4. Matthew 16:16 I.e. the Messiah
  5. Matthew 16:17 I.e. son of Jonah
  6. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  7. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, large rock; bed-rock
  8. Matthew 16:19 Gr estai dedemenon, fut. pft. pass.
  9. Matthew 16:19 Gr estai lelumenon, fut. pft. pass.
  10. Matthew 16:20 Or strictly admonished
  11. Matthew 16:20 I.e. the Messiah
  12. Matthew 16:21 Two early mss read Jesus Christ
  13. Matthew 16:22 Lit (God be) merciful to You
  14. Matthew 16:22 Lit be
  15. Matthew 16:23 Lit the things of God
  16. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  17. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  18. Matthew 16:27 Or recompense
  19. Matthew 16:27 Lit doing

15 And He was giving orders to them, saying, (A)Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of (B)Herod.”

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