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Matthew 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Pharisees and Sadducees Test Jesus

(Mar 8:11–13; Luk 12:54–56 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:1 -

The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and putting Jesus to the test, they asked Him to show them a [fn]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.’ You know how to discern the [fn]appearance of the sky, but are you unable to discern the signs of the times?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:4 - “An evil and adulterous generation wants a [fn]sign; and so a [fn]sign will not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.
(Mar 8:14–21 )
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And the disciples came to the other side of the sea, but they had forgotten to bring any 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 - They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring any bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:8 - But Jesus, aware of this, said, “You men of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:9 - “Do you not yet understand nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you picked up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:10 - “Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets you picked up?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you about 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 [fn]leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter’s Confession of Christ

(Mar 8:27–30; Luk 9:18–20 )
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Now when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “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; and still others, [fn]Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:15 - He *said to them, “But who do you yourselves say that I am?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:16 - Simon Peter answered, “You are the [fn]Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:17 - And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [fn]Barjona, 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 [fn]bind on earth [fn]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you [fn]loose on earth [fn]shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:20 - Then He gave the disciples strict orders that they were to tell no one that He was the [fn]Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death

(Mar 8:31–33; Luk 9:21, 22 )
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From that time [fn]Jesus began to [fn]point out to His disciples that it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised up on the third day.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:22 - And yet 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 purposes, but men’s.”

Discipleship Is Costly

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:25 - “For whoever wants 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 good will it do a person if he gains the whole world, but [fn]forfeits his soul? Or what will a person 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 REPAY EVERY PERSON 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.”

NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., confirming miracle
Early mss do not contain the rest of v 2 and v 3
Lit face
I.e., confirming miracle
I.e., confirming miracle
I.e., fermented dough
I.e., as a symbol of corruption
I.e., fermented dough
Gr Elias
Gr Jeremias
I.e., Messiah
I.e., son of Jonah
Gr Petros, a stone
Gr petra, massive rock formation; bedrock
I.e., forbid
Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
I.e., permit
Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
I.e., Messiah
Two early mss Jesus Christ
Or show
Lit (God be) merciful to You
Lit be
Lit the things of God
Or soul
Or soul
I.e., suffers the loss of
Lit activity
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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