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Matthew 16 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Pharisees and Sadducees Test Jesus

(Mar 8:11–13; Luk 12:54–56 )
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And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him, they asked Him to show them [fn]a sign from heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:2 - But He replied to them, [fn]When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:3 - “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the [fn]appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:4 - “An evil and adulterous generation eagerly seeks for [fn]a sign; and [fn]a sign will not be given it, except the [fn]sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.
(Mar 8:14–21 )
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And coming to the other side of the sea, the disciples had forgotten to bring bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:6 - And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the [fn]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:7 - Now they began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:8 - But Jesus, aware of this, said, “You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:9 - “Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:10 - “Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets full you picked up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the [fn]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:12 - Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter Confesses Jesus Is the Christ

(Mar 8:27–30; Luk 9:18–20 )
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Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:14 - And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, [fn]Elijah; but still others, [fn]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:15 - He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:16 - And Simon Peter answered and said, “You are [fn]the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:17 - And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [fn]Bar-Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:18 - “And I also say to you that you are [fn]Peter, and upon this [fn]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:19 - “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth [fn]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth [fn]shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:20 - Then He [fn]warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the [fn]Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

(Mar 8:31–33; Luk 9:21, 22 )
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From that time [fn]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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:22 - And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “[fn]God forbid it, Lord! This shall never [fn]happen to You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:23 - 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 [fn]God’s interests, but man’s.”

Take Up Your Cross

(Mar 8:34–38; Luk 9:23–26 )
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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:25 - “For whoever wishes to save his [fn]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [fn]life for My sake will find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “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?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:27 - “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN [fn]REPAY EACH ONE ACCORDING TO HIS [fn]DEEDS.
(Mar 9:1–13; Luk 9:27–36; 2Pe 1:16–18 )
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“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

LSB Footnotes
Or an attesting miracle
Early mss omit rest of v 2 and v 3
Lit face
Or an attesting miracle
Or an attesting miracle
Or attesting miracle
Or yeast
Or yeast
Gr Elias
Gr Jeremias
The Messiah
Lit son of Jonah
Gr Petros, a stone
Gr petra, a large rock or bed-rock
Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
Or strictly admonished
Two early mss Jesus Christ
Lit (God be) merciful to You
Lit be
Lit the things of God
Or soul
Or soul
Or recompense
Lit doing
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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