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Matthew 16 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Pharisees Test Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:1 - The Pharisees G5330 and Sadducees G4523 came G4334 up, and testing G3985 Jesus, they asked G1905 Him to show G1925 them a [fn]sign G4592 from heaven. G3772
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:2 - But He replied G611 to them, “[fn]When it is evening, G3798 you say, G3004It will be fair G2105 weather, G2105 for the sky G3772 is red.’ G4449
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:3 - “And in the morning, G4404There will be a storm G5494 today, G4594 for the sky G3772 is red G4449 and threatening.’ G4768 Do you know G1097 how G1097 to discern G1252 the [fn]appearance G4383 of the sky, G3772 but cannot G1410 G3756 discern the signs G4592 of the times? G2540
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:4 - “An evil G4190 and adulterous G3428 generation G1074 seeks G1934 after G1934 a [fn]sign; G4592 and a [fn]sign G4592 will not be given G1325 it, except G1508 the sign G4592 of Jonah.” G2495 And He left G2641 them and went G565 away. G565
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:5 - And the disciples G3101 came G2064 to the other G4008 side G4008 of the sea, but they had forgotten G1950 to bring G2983 any bread. G740
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:6 - And Jesus G2424 said G3004 to them, “Watch G3708 out and beware G4337 of the [fn]leaven G2219 of the Pharisees G5330 and Sadducees.” G4523
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:7 - They began to discuss G1260 this among G1722 themselves, G1438 saying, G3004He said that because G3754 we did not bring G2983 any bread.” G740
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:8 - But Jesus, G2424 aware G1097 of this, said, G3004 “You men G3640 of little G3640 faith, G3640 why G5101 do you discuss G1260 among G1722 yourselves G1438 that you have G2192 no G3756 bread? G740
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:9 - “Do you not yet G3768 understand G3539 or G3761 remember G3421 the five G4002 loaves G740 of the five G4000 thousand, G4000 and how G4214 many G4214 baskets G2894 full you picked G2983 up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:10 - “Or G3761 the seven G2033 loaves G740 of the four G5070 thousand, G5070 and how G4214 many G4214 large G4711 baskets G4711 full you picked G2983 up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - “How G4459 is it that you do not understand G3539 that I did not speak G3004 to you concerning G4012 bread? G740 But beware G4337 of the [fn]leaven G2219 of the Pharisees G5330 and Sadducees.” G4523
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:12 - Then G5119 they understood G4920 that He did not say G3004 to beware G4337 of the leaven G2219 of bread, G740 but of the teaching G1322 of the Pharisees G5330 and Sadducees. G4523

Peter's Confession of Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:13 - Now G1161 when Jesus G2424 came G2064 into the district G3313 of Caesarea G2542 Philippi, G5376 He was asking G2065 His disciples, G3101 “Who G5101 do people G444 say G3004 that the Son G5207 of Man G444 is?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:14 - And they said, G3004 “Some G3588 G3303 say John G2491 the Baptist; G910 and others, G243 [fn]Elijah; G2243 but still others, G2087 [fn]Jeremiah, G2408 or G2228 one G1520 of the prophets.” G4396
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:15 - He *said G3004 to them, “But who G5101 do you say G3004 that I am?” G1510
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:16 - Simon G4613 Peter G4074 answered, G611 “You are [fn]the Christ, G5547 the Son G5207 of the living G2198 God.” G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:17 - And Jesus G2424 said G3004 to him, “Blessed G3107 are you, Simon G4613 [fn]Barjona, G920 because G3754 flesh G4561 and blood G129 did not reveal G601 this to you, but My Father G3962 who G3588 is in heaven. G3772
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:18 - “I also G2532 say G3004 to you that you are [fn]Peter, G4074 and upon this G3778 [fn]rock G4073 I will build G3618 My church; G1577 and the gates G4439 of Hades G86 will not overpower G2729 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:19 - “I will give G1325 you the keys G2807 of the kingdom G932 of heaven; G3772 and whatever G3739 G1437 you bind G1210 on earth G1093 [fn]shall have been bound G1210 in heaven, G3772 and whatever G3739 G1437 you loose G3089 on earth G1093 [fn]shall have been loosed G3089 in heaven.” G3772
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:20 - Then G5119 He [fn]warned G2008 the disciples G3101 that they should tell G3004 no G3367 one G3367 that He was [fn]the Christ. G5547

Jesus Foretells His Death

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:21 - From that time G5119 [fn]Jesus G2424 began G757 to show G1166 His disciples G3101 that He must G1163 go G565 to Jerusalem, G2414 and suffer G3958 many G4183 things G4183 from the elders G4245 and chief G749 priests G749 and scribes, G1122 and be killed, G615 and be raised G1453 up on the third G5154 day. G2250
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:22 - Peter G4074 took G4355 Him aside G4355 and began G757 to rebuke G2008 Him, saying, G3004[fn]God G2436 forbid G2436 it, Lord! G2962 This G3778 shall never G3756 G3361 [fn]happen G1510 to You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:23 - But He turned G4762 and said G3004 to Peter, G4074 “Get G5217 behind G3694 Me, Satan! G4567 You are a stumbling G4625 block G4625 to Me; for you are not setting G5426 your mind G5426 on [fn]God’s G2316 interests, but man’s.” G444

Discipleship Is Costly

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:24 - Then G5119 Jesus G2424 said G3004 to His disciples, G3101 “If G1487 anyone G5100 wishes G2309 to come G2064 after G3694 Me, he must deny G533 himself, G1438 and take G142 up his cross G4716 and follow G190 Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:25 - “For whoever G3739 G1437 wishes G2309 to save G4982 his [fn]life G5590 will lose G622 it; but whoever G3739 G302 loses G622 his [fn]life G5590 for My sake G6025 will find G2147 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what G5101 will it profit G5623 a man G444 if G1437 he gains G2770 the whole G3650 world G2889 and forfeits G2210 his soul? G5590 Or G2228 what G5101 will a man G444 give G1325 in exchange G465 for his soul? G5590
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:27 - “For the Son G5207 of Man G444 is going G3195 to come G2064 in the glory G1391 of His Father G3962 with His angels, G32 and WILL THEN G5119 [fn]REPAY G591 EVERY G1538 MAN G1538 ACCORDING G2596 TO HIS [fn]DEEDS G4234.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:28 - “Truly G281 I say G3004 to you, there are some G5100 of those G3588 who are standing G2476 here G5602 who G3748 will not taste G1089 death G2288 until G2193 they see G3708 the Son G5207 of Man G444 coming G2064 in His kingdom.” G932
NASB Footnotes
Or, attesting miracle
Early mss do not contain the rest of v 2 and v 3
Literally: face
Or, attesting miracle
Or, yeast
Or, yeast
Gr Elias
Gr Jeremias
I.e. the Messiah
I.e. son of Jonah
Gr Petros, a stone
Gr petra, large rock; bed-rock
Gr estai dedemenon, fut. pft. pass.
Gr estai lelumenon, fut. pft. pass.
Or, strictly admonished
I.e. the Messiah
Two early mss read Jesus Christ
Literally: (God be) merciful to You
Literally: be
Literally: the things of God
Or, soul
Or, recompense
Literally: doing

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